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Facebook finally releases its much-anticipated S-1 filing. As expected, the social networking...

Facebook finally releases its much-anticipated S-1 filing. As expected, the social networking giant plans to raise $5B through its IPO. The company claims 2011 revenue of $3.7B (+88% Y/Y), operating income of $1.76B, and net income of $1B. Mark Zuckerberg currently owns 28.4% of all outstanding shares. Facebook plans to use the ticker FB.
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  • mogando
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    $100B valuation on $1B net income... P/E 100 .... welcome to Dot-com Bubble 2.0


    net margin is already 27% so there's minimal cost savings opportunity. The only thing they can do is grow top line.
    1 Feb 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Benjamin009
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    Wonder if Twitter will follow in a couple of years?
    1 Feb 2012, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • Bret Kenwell
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    fb should just buy out twitter.
    2 Feb 2012, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    and its a fad.....just a will be dust in 5 years
    1 Feb 2012, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • RyanH
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    Is it worth $ it a It has become a way of life for many people (although I cannot figure out why). I highly doubt this ginat is gone in 5 years. I also doubt it is worth $100B. More like $40-50B.
    1 Feb 2012, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • tutorailbs
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    You said you thought that it is NOT a fad. In your very next sentence, you said you cannot figure out why it is so popular. Please connect these dots yourself next time.
    2 Feb 2012, 12:40 AM Reply Like
  • Cautiously Returning
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    I agree with both things you say. The data collection and advertising abilities of Facebook are definitely not going to become obsolete for a couple decades at least. I'm thinking Facebook can be somewhat of a "Google lite" type company, and the possible revenue streams are more than most people can currently imagine.


    That being said, I'm still trying to decide whether to invest in it. Right now, I'm a lot more into steady dividend stocks.
    2 Feb 2012, 02:26 AM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    and idea on the share price of the offering?
    1 Feb 2012, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • Squidzz
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    34-40 initial
    1 Feb 2012, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • DPicinich
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    Facebook as we use it today may be a fad but I believe they have the innovative thinking to create additional revenue streams.
    1 Feb 2012, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • TheSend9b
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    Facebook is just beginning to come into it's own in terms of marketing/revenue streams. We are just now seeing companies learning how to utilize the power of facebook and social networking - an interesting example is the latest esurance commercial. It maybe a fad in some realms, I personally use fb much less now than I did before; however, when I do go on facebook I do spend a decent amount of time publicly liking the companies that I support or if I see that a friend of mine supports a certain company/product that I find interesting.
    2 Feb 2012, 02:26 AM Reply Like
  • sapaburu
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    Do we know the date already?
    I have no clue.
    2 Feb 2012, 03:57 AM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    What happens when a competitor starts taking away share? Like Google+. Remember MySpace? How much has MySpace lost in value in the past 3 years?
    2 Feb 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
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