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Facebook is Getting Slaughtered

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Jul 27, 2012 
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As of 10:30am Facebook (FB) stock is being slaughtered by 14% based on the weaker than expected earnings release yesterday. Here is a quick rundown on the results.

  • Revenue of $1.18 billion vs. $1.147 billion consensus.
  • EPS of $0.12 vs. $0.12 consensus.
  • Advertising revenues were $992 million versus a $921 million consensus

With such a traumatic decline in share price, this may be a buying opportunity. Please let us know how you weigh in on if Facebook is a BUY or SELL?




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What would concern me as a Facebook investor (which I am not currently) is the “net loss of $157M or 8 cents a share, and profit excluding certain costs of 12 cents a share.” The key is understanding what the “certain costs” were that comprised .20/share difference between .12/profit and the .08/share lost and whether or not those costs were one time write-offs versus ongoing/recurring operations expenses. For Facebook, Mobile growth strategy execution will be the difference between survival / thriving or becoming the next MySpace which is why Instagram acquisition fetched such a hefty premium. Google+ is a serious threat IMHO.

Posted by Rick Noel | 4:58 pm on July 27, 2012.

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