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Meta Platforms: Bad Press Is A Blip On The Long-Term Radar

Dec. 03, 2021 3:01 PM ETMeta Platforms, Inc. (META)AAPL19 Comments


  • Facebook has consistently received bad press in the news. It's hated by both the right and the left.
  • The company, with its market-leading position, is still seeing consistent growth, with almost 10% YoY user growth. ARPU is remaining incredibly strong.
  • The company has a strong FCF which can be expected to continue growing consistently. This will help the company drive strong shareholder rewards.
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Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB), with its almost $1 trillion market capitalization, is consistently in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The company is hated by the left for its refusal to moderate false statements and it's hated by the right for

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Comments (19)

Does anyone know when we should expect court ruling over ftc claiim to break up FB ?
@romkut does it matter? They won’t break up FB.
Since 2005 I have owned a basket of pot stocks from ‘boom to bust’ to ‘boom to bust’ totaling 8 cycles. I have a real appreciation for pot stock commodity evolution over the past near 20 years. Fortunately, I was disciplined in stop losses and am ahead a little. I have now chosen a King … long live the King!

When FB announced they were now META I felt a Spidey tingle of sorts. The King is dead … long live the Kings! The evolution has begun!
This is my top play for the next 3x years.
22 PE
$50B buybacks
This is like buying an ATM. Top talent at the helm, a true sleeping giant the market is sleeping on.
with the 'value' slide rule all the way to the left [undervalued]..at some point the professionals are going to spike this share price rapidly leaving the retail investors in the dust wondering what happened and how they missed out on the move..call me crazy..

I agree with you
@coolcatnip this is exactly what will happen.
jorisderooij profile picture
Long FB. Every year it gives us multiple buying opportunities. Also buybacks are very accretive.
Cristi_an profile picture
amazing cash machine..seems irrationality prevailed today..and i cannot be more grateful
Flannelsg profile picture
@Cristi_an Cash machine but owners don't see any cash coming in
Cristi_an profile picture
@Flannelsg not sure what do you mean by that. From what i know FB is doing a good amount of buybacks. Do you want a dividend? I think are better players out there ...not interested. And last but not least, you want a value stock to stay undervalued as much as possible before breaking out.
@Cristi_an It would be nice to get a small 1% dividend, they have so much FCF they could probably afford it. Obviously dividends are not the most efficient use of capital given their consistently high ROE/ROIC, but would still be a nice to have in my view (much like with Apple.)
InvestInMETA profile picture
Agreed. And I think the fear surrounding all the FAAMG stocks by the talking heads right now is a blip on the radar. Invested in them all and heavily adding FB at these levels. Let a major correction happen, I’ll buy then too.
More lockdown = lower velocity of M2 + more time in metaverse x lower 10 year rate = FB go up
jakefountain profile picture
FB is oversold. Been in since $25 and have been buying more even though it is almost 12% of my portfolio.

FYI, The market cap has come down to $864 Bil and after today even lower so not anywhere near a $1 trillion market capitalization at the moment.
Tony Montana Munich profile picture
Thanks for the article. FB is -20% from the top,
I think this is a buying opportunity. If I had cash free,
I would buy. FB is already 10% of my portfolio,
bought at $125 and doubled down one year ago.
FB is an incredible cash machine....LONG FB!
@Tony Montana Munich Yup. FB is 22% of my portfolio. I'm gonna buy more next week. GOOGL is also a very good choice. I buy only these two these days.
JosephCortes profile picture
Buying more.
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