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25 Apr 2024

Meta plunges 18% on weak revenue guidance even as first-quarter results top estimates.

$META Meta Q1 FY24: Daily active people +7% Y/Y to 3.2B. Ad impressions +20% Y/Y. • Revenue +27% Y/Y to $36.5B ($0.2B beat), the fastest rate of expansion for any quarter since 2021. • Operating margin 38% (+13pp Y/Y). • FCF margin 34% (+10pp Y/Y). • EPS $4.71 ($0.39 beat). • FY24 Capex $35-40B ($30-$37B prev.) • Net income more than doubled to $12.37 billion, or $4.71 per share, from $5.71 billion, or $2.20 per share, a year ago. One reason for the pop in net income is that, while revenue growth accelerated, sales and marketing costs dropped 16% in the quarter from a year earlier. Meta said it expects sales in the second quarter of $36.5 billion to $39 billion. The midpoint of the range, $37.75 billion, would represent 18% year-over-year growth and is below analysts’ average estimate of $38.3 billion. The stock selloff accelerated early in the earnings call after Zuckerberg jumped into his discussion about investments, namely in areas like glasses and mixed reality, where the company doesn’t currently make money. The company no longer reports daily active users and monthly active users. It now gives a figure for what it calls “family daily active people.” That number was 3.24 billion for March 2024, a 7% increase from a year earlier. Meta has raised investor expectations due to its improved financial performance in recent quarters, leaving little room for error. The stock is up about 40% this year after almost tripling last year. Source: App Economy Insight, CNBC

25 Apr 2024

BREAKING: Meta stock, $META, has now erased $240 BILLION of market cap after reporting earnings, down as much as 19%.

If $META closes at current levels tomorrow, it will mark the BIGGEST EVER 1-day loss of market cap by a stock. The previous record is also held by $META when the stock shed $232 billion on February 3rd, 2022. Source: The Kobeissi Letter

5 Feb 2024

Happy 20th birthday, Facebook

To this day, Facebook has never seen a year-over-year drop in active users and once it happens, we won't know, because the company announced that it won't be reporting Facebook user numbers going forward. Instead, the company will focus on metrics that are more relevant to its advertising business, such as changes in ad impressions and the average price per ad at the regional level. source : statista

5 Feb 2024

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5 Feb 2024

From Facebook to Meta...

Swith the benefit of insight the renaming wasn't that bad after all... More seriously, it seems that the shift from metaverse to ai and the focus on shareholder value have been working very well. What a turnaround by Zuck... By the way, he will receive a $175 million quarterly dividend, on track for making $700 million annually in dividend... Is Mark Zuckerberg the mist underrated tech CEO. Source chart: Mac10

5 Feb 2024

Zuck (meta) vs. Musk (Tesla)

Remember the cage match story ? 😏 Source: carl Quintanilla

2 Feb 2024

BREAKING: Meta stock, $META, soars 13% after beating earnings expectations and announcing a quarterly dividend with a $50 billion stock buyback.

The stock has added $130 billion in market cap in just 15 minutes. For the first time in history, $META now has a market cap of $1.1 trillion. It is officially the 7th largest public company in the world. Source: Barchart, The Kobeissi Letter

4 Jan 2024

Mark Zuckerberg sold nearly half a billion dollars of Meta shares in the final two months of 2023 after a 2y hiatus in which the company’s stock price hit its lowest in seven years

The Meta CEO sold shares on every trading day between Nov. 1 and the end of the year, unloading nearly 1.28mln shares for ~$428mln. On average, each sale took in $10.4mln. Source: Bloomberg, HolgerZ

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