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Facebook Inc - Class A (META)

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$155.14
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$154.25
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$384.33
1 month return17.62%
3 month return28.33%
1 year return54.33%
5 year return5.45%

Company Information

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook's apps and technologies to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.
OrganizationFacebook Inc - Class A
Employees58604
CEOMark Zuckerberg
IndustryTechnology Services

Company Financials

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Meta Earnings for Q4 (2021): Key Highlights

Revenue

Meta reported revenue of $33.67 billion in Q4 compared to analysts' expectation of $33.4 billion. The revenue was up by 19.9% year-on-year. Advertising revenue in the quarter was $32.6 billion. The ad impressions delivered in the fourth quarter were up 13% year over year. The company also saw ad prices up 6%.

Segment revenue

Meta’s s Family of Apps including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp saw revenue of $32.79 billion with operating income of $15.89 billion in Q4. Reality Lab, which deals with augmented reality, virtual reality, etc. reported revenue of $877 million, up from $558 million last quarter, with an operating loss of $3.3 billion.

Net Income falls

The net income fell by 8.3% on year to $10.3 billion. The earnings per share (EPS) reported by the company was $3.67 missed the street estimate of $3.84 per share. The EPS was down 5.4% from the year-ago quarter.

User numbers

The Daily Active Users (DAUs) came at 1.93 billion below analysts' expectation of 1.95 billion. Daily Active Users (DAUs) on Facebook were slightly down in the fourth quarter compared to the previous quarter, marking its first quarterly decline in DAUs on record.Monthly Active Users (MAUs) came at 2.91 billion below analysts' expectation of 2.95 billion. The Average Revenue per User (ARPU) was higher than analysts' expectation of $11.38 and stood at $11.57.

Share repurchases

Meta repurchased $19.18 billion and $44.81 billion of our Class A common stock in Q4 and full year 2021, respectively. As of Dec 31, 2021, they had $38.79 billion available and authorized for repurchases.

Future Guidance

Meta estimated revenue in the first quarter between $27 billion and $29 billion, below analysts' expectation of $30.15 billion and converts to 3% to 11% growth YoY. Meta also expects 2022 total expenses to be in the range of $90-95 billion, updated from their prior outlook of $91-97 billion.

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