FB Stock Overview
Meta Platforms, 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$338.03|
|52 Week High||US$384.33|
|52 Week Low||US$244.61|
|1 Month Change||4.47%|
|3 Month Change||-10.90%|
|1 Year Change||22.05%|
|3 Year Change||139.59%|
|5 Year Change||187.86%|
|Change since IPO||784.16%|
Recent News & Updates
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|FB||US Interactive Media and Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: FB underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 36.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FB matched the US Market which returned 21.3% over the past year.
|FB Average Weekly Movement||4.1%|
|Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement||8.6%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: FB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FB's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Meta Platforms, 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. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Facebook Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment’s products include Facebook, which 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, as well as other services.
Meta Platforms Fundamentals Summary
|FB fundamental statistics|
Is FB overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|FB income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$21.51b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||14.49|
|Net Profit Margin||35.88%|
How did FB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Meta Platforms 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 ($338.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($692.68)
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 (23.3x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (27.8x).
PE vs Market: FB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US market (17.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.3x).
How is Meta Platforms forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 48 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FB's forecast earnings growth (11.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FB's earnings (11.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FB's revenue (15% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FB's revenue (15% 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 (26.2%)
How has Meta Platforms 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 (35.9%) are higher than last year (32%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FB's earnings have grown significantly by 24.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FB's earnings growth over the past year (59.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FB earnings growth over the past year (59.5%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry -9.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FB's Return on Equity (30.2%) is considered high.
How is Meta Platforms's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FB's short term assets ($75.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($17.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: FB's short term assets ($75.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($18.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FB is debt free.
Reducing Debt: FB had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: FB has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: FB has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Meta Platforms's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Zuckerberg (37 yo)
Mr. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg founded Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly known as Facebook, Inc.) in 2004 and its Chief Executive Officer since July 2004 and Chairman since January 2012. Mr. Zuckerberg is respons...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD25.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.11M).
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 (6.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 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.
Meta Platforms, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Meta Platforms, Inc.
- Ticker: FB
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$940.318b
- Shares outstanding: 2.78b
- Website: https://investor.fb.com
Number of Employees
- Meta Platforms, Inc.
- 1601 Willow Road
- Menlo Park
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/30 00:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/29 00:00|
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