Facebook, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$343.21|
|52 Week High||US$244.61|
|52 Week Low||US$384.33|
|1 Month Change||-5.54%|
|3 Month Change||0.009%|
|1 Year Change||37.82%|
|3 Year Change||105.58%|
|5 Year Change||165.58%|
|Change since IPO||797.71%|
Recent News & Updates
Will Metaverse Be The Gamechanger For Facebook?
Facebook has an ambitious vision to build the metaverse, the next iteration of the internet. Their three pillars strategy will be the key to achieving this vision. Facebook’s focus on creating personalized experiences for consumers and creators will attract businesses to opt for Facebook to shift their digital presence. With a forward EV/EBIT multiple of 19 times, Facebook is fairly valued now excluding the metaverse growth opportunity.
Facebook: Underpromising, Overachieving, Unloved
Facebook's earnings releases and quarterly forecasts play down amazing results and may scare away some skeptical investors. Facebook appears to offer more value than any other company within Big Tech. A simple model shows that FB's stock price is below the range of its reasonable valuations. Besides investors, nobody seems to like Facebook, but the company keeps delivering each quarter.
Facebook: Despite Being Near All-Time Highs, Plenty Of Upside Ahead
Facebook has a leading position in social media, being a cash cow business that allows it to invest in new technologies, such as the metaverse. The company is very well-run with a clear long-term strategy and its financial figures are quite strong. Its share price is near all-time highs, but my price target is $533 per share by end-2024, thus there is still significant upside over the next three years.
This is why Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) high Returns can Convert into double-digit Revenue Growth
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has had a great run on the share market, with its stock up by a significant 14% over the last three months. Since the market usually pay for a company's long-term fundamentals, we decided to study the company's key performance indicators to see if they could be influencing the market. In this article, we decided to focus on Facebook's return measures, particularly on its ROE.
Will Facebook Stock Ever Split?
Facebook is an attractive growth name trading at an inexpensive valuation, especially when we account for FB's cash pile. The company had planned a stock split in the past but eventually canceled it. A stock split could become beneficial in the future, due to factors such as index inclusion. Investors shouldn't buy based on stock splits alone. FB seems like an attractive choice with or without a stock split.
Does Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?
For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...
|FB||US Interactive Media and Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: FB underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 69.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FB exceeded the US Market which returned 33% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: FB is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FB's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Facebook, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. The company’s products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate in a private way. It also provides Facebook Reality Labs, an augmented and virtual reality product that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere.
Facebook Fundamentals Summary
|FB fundamental statistics|
Is FB overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|FB income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$19.93b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||13.69|
|Net Profit Margin||37.18%|
How did FB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Facebook undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FB ($357.48) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($509.34)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FB is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.9x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (40.4x).
PE vs Market: FB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.9x) compared to the US market (17.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.9x).
How is Facebook forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 45 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FB's forecast earnings growth (14% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FB's earnings (14% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FB's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FB's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.7%)
How has Facebook performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FB's current net profit margins (37.2%) are higher than last year (31.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FB's earnings have grown significantly by 24.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FB's earnings growth over the past year (65.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FB earnings growth over the past year (65.6%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry -5.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FB's Return on Equity (28.2%) is considered high.
How is Facebook's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FB's short term assets ($80.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($14.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: FB's short term assets ($80.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($17.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FB is debt free.
Reducing Debt: FB had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: FB has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: FB has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Facebook current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Zuckerberg (37 yo)
Mr. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg founded Facebook, Inc. in 2004 and its Chief Executive Officer since July 2004 and Chairman since January 2012. Mr. Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction an...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD25.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: FB's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Facebook, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Facebook, Inc.
- Ticker: FB
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$967.662b
- Shares outstanding: 2.82b
- Website: https://investor.fb.com
Number of Employees
- Facebook, Inc.
- 1601 Willow Road
- Menlo Park
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/22 22:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/22 00:00|
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