Google Inc., the world's No. 1 Web search provider, said Monday it plans to sell about 24.6 million shares in an initial public offering to raise $2 billion, putting its market value at $36.25 billion.

The following are key data on the IPO and Google's competitors.

GOOGLE INC. (GOOG)

Shares to be issued: 24.6 million

Expected shares outstanding: 268.5 million

Expected share price range: $108 - $135

Expected market capitalization: $36.25 billion

Revenue (2003): $1.47 billion

Net profit (2003): $105.6 million

Price-to-earnings ratio (2003): 329

Employees: 1,907

Founded: 1998

Date of IPO: 2004

MICROSOFT CORP. (MSFT)

Shares outstanding: 10.9 billion

Share range in past year: $24 - $30

Market capitalization: $310 billion

Revenue (FY 2004): $36.84 billion

Net profit: (FY 2004): $$8.17 billion

Price-to-earnings ratio (2003): 56

Employees: 57,000

Founded: 1975

Date of IPO: 1986

YAHOO INC. (YHOO)

Shares outstanding: 1.35 billion

Share range in past year: $14 - $36.5

Market capitalization: $38.2 billion

Revenue (2003): $1.63 billion

Net profit: (2003): $237 million

Price-to-earnings ratio (2003): 110

Employees: 5,500

Founded: 1995

Date of IPO: 1996

ASK JEEVES INC. (ASKJ)

Shares outstanding: 47.8 million

Share range in past year: $14 - $44

Market capitalization: $1.35 billion

Revenue (FY 2003): $107 million

Net profit: (FY 2003): $24.8 million

Price-to-earnings ratio (2003): 54.7

Employees: 306

Founded: 1996

Date of IPO: 1999