Facebook in Numbers
May 11, 2012
Not surprisingly, Facebook showed off some big numbers in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The May 3rd, 2012 S-1 filing, detailed in a post titled “Facebook’s Numbers,” contains the basic business and financial information on popular social networking site Facebook.
The author states:
“I like to look at raw numbers every once in a while, without external influence, to recalibrate my ability to judge the magnitude of things. Here are some of the numbers from Facebook’s most recent S-1 filing(published on May 3rd) which I think are important as metrics to compare against when thinking about relative success and opportunity.”
Here are some interesting data included in the write-up:
- 526 M worldwide total daily active users
- 901 M worldwide total monthly active users
- $1,058 M worldwide total revenue last quarter
With numbers like this, no wonder the IPO valued the company around $86 billion. The company plans to sell shares for $28 to $35 each, which will raise roughly $10.6 billion, making it the fifth highest IPO in history. We knew Facebook was big, but now this IPO is just begging us to buy stock.
Andrea Hayden, May 11, 2012
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