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Meta PlatformsNasdaqGS:FB Stock Report

Market Cap

US$940.3b

7D

-0.9%

1Y

22.0%

Updated

30 Nov, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
FB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

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.

Meta Platforms Competitors

Alphabet

NasdaqGS:GOOG.L

US$1.9t

Snap

NYSE:SNAP

US$80.1b

Match Group

NasdaqGS:MTCH

US$38.0b

Twitter

NYSE:TWTR

US$37.6b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Meta Platforms
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$338.03
52 Week HighUS$384.33
52 Week LowUS$244.61
Beta1.27
1 Month Change4.47%
3 Month Change-10.90%
1 Year Change22.05%
3 Year Change139.59%
5 Year Change187.86%
Change since IPO784.16%

Recent News & Updates

Nov 26
Is Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Potentially Undervalued?

Is Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Potentially Undervalued?

Meta Platforms, Inc. ( NASDAQ:FB ) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over...

Nov 22

Facebook: The Metaverse Strategy Is A Winner

The social media sector is maturing, and growth rates will decline in the coming years. Facebook is in a position where it can, and should, take some innovative risks. A renewed commitment to innovation could launch it onto a new growth cycle.

Nov 02

How To Turn Facebook Into A 4.2% Yielding Rich Retirement Dream Stock

The lowest interest rates in history have created challenges for income investors and retirees, who can no longer depend on a 60/40 portfolio to meet their needs. Fortunately adapting a 60/40 into an 80/20 high-yield blue-chip portfolio is a reasonable way to solve your retirement income problems. Facebook is the global king of social media, is 18% undervalued, and analysts expect 17.6% long-term growth and return potential. Combining Facebook with high-yield blue-chips like MMP, BTI, or MO can create 4.2% yield, and 14.7% long-term return potential. A portfolio that's 50% 60/40 and 50% FB + high-yield blue-chips can safely allow for 10% to 12% annual withdrawal rates and isn't likely to run out of money over the next 75 years.

Shareholder Returns

FBUS Interactive Media and ServicesUS Market
7D-0.9%-0.8%-0.9%
1Y22.0%40.5%23.3%

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.

Price Volatility

Is FB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FB volatility
FB Average Weekly Movement4.1%
Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement8.6%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.0%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.3%

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
200468,177Mark Zuckerberghttps://investor.fb.com

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

How do Meta Platforms's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FB fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$940.32b
Earnings (TTM)US$40.30b
Revenue (TTM)US$112.33b

23.3x

P/E Ratio

8.4x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FB income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$112.33b
Cost of RevenueUS$21.51b
Gross ProfitUS$90.82b
ExpensesUS$50.52b
EarningsUS$40.30b

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)14.49
Gross Margin80.85%
Net Profit Margin35.88%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did FB perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Meta Platforms undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

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).


Future Growth

How is Meta Platforms forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 48 analysts?

11.7%

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%)


Past Performance

How has Meta Platforms performed over the past 5 years?

24.2%

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.


Financial Health

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.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mark Zuckerberg (37 yo)

17.33yrs

Tenure

US$25,288,265

Compensation

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.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FB's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Meta Platforms, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • Meta Platforms, Inc.
  • 1601 Willow Road
  • Menlo Park
  • California
  • 94025
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/30 00:23
End of Day Share Price2021/11/29 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.