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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 94.80
FB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. FB: 94.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.09  Med: 32.22 Max: N/A
Current: 94.8
Equity to Asset 0.89
FB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. FB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.89
0.77
0.9
Interest Coverage 217.13
FB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3476.00 vs. FB: 217.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.55  Med: 46.91 Max: 217.13
Current: 217.13
10.55
217.13
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 34.21
M-Score: -0.50
WACC vs ROIC
7.35%
15.86%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.35
FB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. FB: 32.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.57  Med: 40.06 Max: 52.28
Current: 32.35
10.57
52.28
Net-margin (%) 18.70
FB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. FB: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 23.58 Max: 30.7
Current: 18.7
1.04
30.7
ROE (%) 8.92
FB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FB: 8.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 11.15 Max: 18.92
Current: 8.92
0.38
18.92
ROA (%) 7.99
FB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. FB: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 9.61 Max: 21.46
Current: 7.99
0.49
21.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 93.57
FB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.73 vs. FB: 93.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.26  Med: 96.47 Max: 223.98
Current: 93.57
22.26
223.98
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

FB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steve Mandel 8,638,513 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 17,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 81,800 sh (+1536.00%)
John Burbank 1,054,538 sh (+372.17%)
Ken Fisher 8,842 sh (+113.78%)
Mario Gabelli 73,320 sh (+65.98%)
Jim Simons 2,291,235 sh (+46.73%)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,194,041 sh (+27.08%)
Ron Baron 270,083 sh (+14.03%)
RS Investment Management 268,400 sh (+8.93%)
David Tepper 3,585,329 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,300 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,189,522 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 70,000 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Frank Sands 28,948,978 sh (-0.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,258,229 sh (-1.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 330,998 sh (-7.47%)
Mario Cibelli 25,000 sh (-10.71%)
Julian Robertson 303,400 sh (-11.16%)
Louis Moore Bacon 681,092 sh (-27.68%)
Steven Cohen 376,200 sh (-68.92%)
George Soros 250,000 sh (-86.42%)
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Q4 2014

FB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Griffin 3,240,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 11,090 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 430,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,347,000 sh (+523.87%)
Steve Mandel 13,502,615 sh (+56.31%)
Ken Fisher 9,812 sh (+10.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 360,398 sh (+8.88%)
RS Investment Management 285,757 sh (+6.47%)
Julian Robertson 317,500 sh (+4.65%)
Ron Baron 278,148 sh (+2.99%)
Pioneer Investments 2,227,852 sh (+1.75%)
Mario Cibelli 25,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 73,320 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,300 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Frank Sands 28,844,338 sh (-0.36%)
Frank Sands 28,844,338 sh (-0.36%)
John Burbank 984,172 sh (-6.67%)
George Soros 221,541 sh (-11.38%)
Louis Moore Bacon 339,710 sh (-50.12%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 510,519 sh (-59.43%)
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Q1 2015

FB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 17,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 34,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,646,695 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 480,368 sh (+41.41%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 686,429 sh (+34.46%)
Julian Robertson 320,300 sh (+0.88%)
Murray Stahl 11,093 sh (+0.03%)
First Eagle Investment 2,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 25,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 73,250 sh (-0.10%)
Pioneer Investments 2,208,289 sh (-0.88%)
Ron Baron 275,162 sh (-1.07%)
RS Investment Management 281,521 sh (-1.48%)
Frank Sands 28,412,706 sh (-1.50%)
John Griffin 3,160,000 sh (-2.47%)
Ken Fisher 7,118 sh (-27.46%)
Steve Mandel 8,106,922 sh (-39.96%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 252,000 sh (-41.40%)
George Soros 124,114 sh (-43.98%)
Steven Cohen 1,224,400 sh (-47.83%)
John Burbank 187,380 sh (-80.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 52,192 sh (-85.52%)
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Q2 2015

FB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Leon Cooperman 573,300 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 360,557 sh (+4965.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,505,095 sh (+4699.77%)
George Soros 2,591,407 sh (+1987.92%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,872,700 sh (+643.13%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,638,535 sh (+138.70%)
Louis Moore Bacon 862,000 sh (+79.45%)
Julian Robertson 445,100 sh (+38.96%)
John Burbank 226,793 sh (+21.03%)
Steve Mandel 9,761,722 sh (+20.41%)
Murray Stahl 11,886 sh (+7.15%)
Mario Gabelli 78,395 sh (+7.02%)
RS Investment Management 284,515 sh (+1.06%)
RS Investment Management 284,515 sh (+1.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,290,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 3,200 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 25,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,160,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,181,515 sh (-1.21%)
Ron Baron 269,280 sh (-2.14%)
Frank Sands 27,242,347 sh (-4.12%)
Ray Dalio 15,300 sh (-13.07%)
Steven Cohen 739,100 sh (-39.64%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Facebook Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Facebook Inc. - Aug 19, 2015

Facebook, Inc. is pioneering a new age of people-based advertising – targeting relevant ads to actual people or audiences, not content. In the United States, during 2014, mobile accounted for 24% of consumer media time, but only 8% of advertising spend. Facebook accounts for a full 20% of mobile time spent in the U.S. The “catch up” of ad spend to media time provides a powerful secular tailwind to Facebook and other mobile-centric advertising platforms.



From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Facebook - May 29, 2014

Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), the world's largest social network, were up 10% in the first quarter, driven by improvements in consumer engagement and mobile monetization. We continue to believe that Facebook is in the early stages of building out its global advertising business. The company has an attractive customer base and stands to benefit from expected improvements in the price of advertising on its platform. Its recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp provide further growth opportunities and possible synergies with the Facebook network





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Facebook Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is the largest social networking company in the world with in excess of one billion active monthly users. The company built a unique platform where users continue to demonstrate stickiness and high engagement. Facebook is in the early stages of monetizing its customer base and we continue to see more evidence that its messaging is starting to resonate with marketers and advertisers world-wide. We believe that the company will successfully navigate the transition to mobile and that annualized revenues per customer can continue to increase meaningfully. In addition, we see significant positive optionality from eventual monetization opportunities in search, video, publishing and Instagram.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 90.33
FB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. FB: 90.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 67.71  Med: 95.53 Max: 7930
Current: 90.33
67.71
7930
Forward P/E 33.78
FB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.58 vs. FB: 33.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 92.90
FB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
87% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. FB: 92.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 68.32  Med: 88.45 Max: 215.38
Current: 92.9
68.32
215.38
P/B 6.27
FB's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. FB: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 6.17 Max: 11.3
Current: 6.27
2.9
11.3
P/S 16.78
FB's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FB: 16.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 6.69  Med: 16.46 Max: 22.05
Current: 16.78
6.69
22.05
PFCF 56.60
FB's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. FB: 56.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 30.25  Med: 57.65 Max: 352.44
Current: 56.6
30.25
352.44
POCF 38.56
FB's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.17 vs. FB: 38.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 15.98  Med: 35.79 Max: 42.34
Current: 38.56
15.98
42.34
EV-to-EBIT 50.16
FB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.45 vs. FB: 50.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 27.2  Med: 46.80 Max: 163.4
Current: 50.16
27.2
163.4
Current Ratio 9.01
FB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. FB: 9.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 4.83  Med: 10.71 Max: 13.56
Current: 9.01
4.83
13.56
Quick Ratio 9.01
FB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FB: 9.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 4.83  Med: 10.71 Max: 13.56
Current: 9.01
4.83
13.56
Days Sales Outstanding 45.25
FB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 49.85 vs. FB: 45.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.13  Med: 51.57 Max: 68.97
Current: 45.25
49.13
68.97

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 26.19
FB's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
80% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. FB: 26.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
FB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.47  Med: 15.02 Max: 30.48
Current: 26.19
5.47
30.48
Price/Net Current Asset Value 20.15
FB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. FB: 20.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 13.12 Max: 22.61
Current: 20.15
4.5
22.61
Price/Tangible Book 13.86
FB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FB: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.68  Med: 10.26 Max: 15.27
Current: 13.86
3.68
15.27
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
FB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.02
0.51
1.16
Price/Graham Number 7.46
FB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. FB: 7.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 5.13  Med: 6.46 Max: 17.99
Current: 7.46
5.13
17.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.92
FB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FB: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.10 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.92
0.6
3.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 17,326 23,374 30,338 41,131
EPS($) 1.78 2.61 3.47 5.13
EPS without NRI($) 1.78 2.61 3.47 5.13

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:FB2A.Germany, FBOK34.Brazil, FB.Switzerland, FB.Mexico, 0QZI.UK, FB.Romania,
Facebook Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in Delaware in July 2004. The Company is a social networking website which builds products that creates utility for users, developers, and advertisers. It helps people to discover and learn about what is going on in the world around them, enable people to share their opinions, ideas, photos and videos, and other activities with audiences ranging from their closest friends to the public, and stay connected everywhere by accessing its products, including Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. It focuses on providing value for all kinds of marketers, including brand, direct response, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers. It helps them achieve their business objectives, whether it is driving online sales, in-store sales, or awareness of their brand. It has a sales force that attracts and retains marketers and provides support to them throughout the stages of the advertising campaign cycle from pre-purchase decision making to real-time optimizations to post-campaign analytics. It currently operates more than 30 sales offices around the globe. The customers are located in western Europe, Canada, Australia and Brazil, among others. The Company faces competition from several companies which include Google, which offer a variety of Internet products, services, content, and online advertising offerings, as well as from mobile companies and smaller Internet companies that offer products and services that may compete with specific Facebook features. The Company is subject to a number of U.S. federal and state, and foreign laws and regulations that affect companies conducting business on the Internet.
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