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Facebook shares reach an all-time high in after-hours trading following stellar Q1 report

By Shawn Knight
Apr 27, 2016
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  1. Apple may have fallen on hard times this week but over at Facebook, the sky’s the limit. The social networking giant on Wednesday reported first quarter revenues of $5.38 billion which represents a 52 percent increase compared to the $3.54 billion it generated in the year-ago quarter.

    Analysts were expecting revenues of $5.25 billion. The lion’s share of revenues came from Facebook’s advertising platform which generated 57 percent more money than it did a year ago.

    Facebook posted a profit of $1.51 billion for the quarter, or $0.52 per share. That’s a healthy increase of 195 percent compared to the $512 million, or $0.18 per share, in profit it brought home in Q1 2015.

    As of March 31, Facebook said it now has 1.65 billion monthly active users, an increase of 15 percent year-over-year. A staggering 1.51 billion monthly active users now check in via mobile device, up 21 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

    Facebook went public in May 2012 and got off to a rocky start. After just five days of trading, the stock had lost 16 percent of its value with Bloomberg declaring it the worst large IPO in the past decade. Things remained lukewarm for another year but ever since, share value in the social networking giant has been on the rise.

    Shares in Facebook are up nearly nine percent in after-hours trading.

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  2. NicktheWVAHick

    NicktheWVAHick TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +43

    I just sold all of my Apple stock to invest in Facebook. I had the privilege of visiting one of Facebook's huge fabrication facilities last summer and let me tell you their product is superior to anything that Intel, GE or Dupont could ever hope to bring to market. The craftsmanship that they put into each and every unit sold is simply amazing. And just the fact that all of their products are "Made in America" makes me proud to tell people that Facebook was born out of pure American ingenuity and know-how. I simply cant wait until the 2017 Facebook models go on sale. I will be one of the first people in line to buy one. With sales like that the sky's the limit on my ROI. Early retirement, here I come!!!!
     
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