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Facebook Announces The Earnings Report For Q2 2014

August 09, 2014 | About:

Facebook, Inc. (FB) has announced the financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. "We had a good second quarter," announced Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. "Our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the rest of the world", he added.

Highlights Of The Second Quarter 2014:

  • Daily active users (DAUs) were 829 million on average for June 2014, an increase of 19% year-over-year.
  • Mobile DAUs were 654 million on average for June 2014, an increase of 39% year-over-year.
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.32 billion as of June 30, 2014, an increase of 14% year-over-year.
  • Mobile MAUs were 1.07 billion as of June 30, 2014, an increase of 31% year-over-year.

Revenue:

Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $2.91 billion, an increase of 61%, compared with $1.81 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue would have increased by 59%.

  • Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, a 67% increase from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue from advertising would have increased by 65%.
  • Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 62% of advertising revenue for the second quarter of 2014, up from approximately 41% of advertising revenue in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Payments and other fees revenue was $234 million, a 9% increase from the same quarter last year.

Costs and expenses:

GAAP costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2014 were $1.52 billion, an increase of 22% from the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP costs and expenses were $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up 18% compared to $1.02 billion for the second quarter of 2013.

Income from operations - For the second quarter of 2014, GAAP income from operations was $1.39 billion, up 147% compared to $562 million in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP income from operations for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.71 billion, up 116% compared to $794 million for the second quarter of 2013. GAAP operating margin was 48% for the second quarter of 2014, compared to 31% in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP operating margin was 59% for the second quarter of 2014, compared to 44% for the second quarter of 2013.

Provision for income taxes:

GAAP income tax expense for the second quarter of 2014 was $595 million, representing a 43% effective tax rate. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, the non-GAAP effective tax rate would have been approximately 36%.

Net income and EPS:

For the second quarter of 2014, GAAP net income was $791 million, up 138% compared to $333 million for the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.09 billion, up 124% compared to $488 million for the second quarter of 2013. GAAP diluted EPS was $0.30 in the second quarter of 2014, up 131% compared to $0.13 in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2014 was $0.42, up 121% compared to $0.19 in the second quarter of 2013. Capital expenditures - Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2014 were $469 million. Cash and marketable securities were $13.96 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2014. On the other hand, free cash flow for the second quarter of 2014 was $872 million. Thus, we find that Facebook ended the second quarter of the current fiscal on a high. This clearly indicates that the company will be generous while paying dividends.


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