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Meta Platforms EBITDA per Share

: $19.01 (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Meta Platforms's EBITDA per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.34. Its EBITDA per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $19.01.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of Meta Platforms was 55.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 19.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 33.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 42.90% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA per Share growth rate using EBITDA per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for Meta Platforms's EBITDA per Share or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:FB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.6   Med: 47.45   Max: 73.2
Current: 19.6

19.6
73.2

During the past 11 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of Meta Platforms was 73.20% per year. The lowest was 19.60% per year. And the median was 47.45% per year.

NAS:FB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 383 Companies
in the Interactive Media industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. NAS:FB: 19.60 )

Meta Platforms's EBITDA for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $12,418 Mil.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA Growth Rate of Meta Platforms was 55.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 18.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 33.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 47.00% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA Growth Rate using EBITDA data.

During the past 11 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA Growth Rate of Meta Platforms was 89.80% per year. The lowest was 18.70% per year. And the median was 50.70% per year.


Meta Platforms EBITDA per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Meta Platforms's EBITDA per Share can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Meta Platforms Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
EBITDA per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.08 7.99 10.01 10.34 13.69

Meta Platforms Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
EBITDA per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.37 5.04 4.63 4.99 4.34

Meta Platforms EBITDA per Share Calculation

EBITDA per Share is the amount of Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) per outstanding share of the company's stock.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) is what the company earns before it expenses interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Meta Platforms's EBITDA per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

EBITDA per Share(A: Dec. 2020 )
=EBITDA/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=39533/2888.000
=13.69

Meta Platforms's EBITDA per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

EBITDA per Share(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=EBITDA/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=12418/2859.000
=4.34

EBITDA per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $19.01

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Meta Platforms  (NAS:FB) EBITDA per Share Explanation

EBITDA is a cash flow measure that ignores changes in working capital. EBITDA minus Depreciation, and Amortization (DA) equals EBIT. EBIT is profit before interest and taxes. Of course, Interest and taxes need to be paid.

While depreciation and amortization expenses do not need to be paid in cash, assets - especially tangible assets - do need to be replaced over time. EBITDA is not a measure of profit in any sense. EBITDA is a measure of cash generation by a business where the uses of that cash may be more or less discretionary depending on the nature of the business.

The EBITDA of a TV station is largely discretionary. Owners may use much of the EBITDA generated by a TV station as they see fit. The EBITDA of a railroad is largely non-discretionary. Owners must use much of the EBITDA generated by a railroad to replace the physical assets of the railroad or the business will literally fall apart over time.

EBITDA can be thought of as the cash a business generates that is available to:

Add more inventory
Add more receivables
Replace property, plant, and equipment
Add more property, plant, and equipment
Pay interest
Pay taxes
And finally: pay owners

EBITDA is widely used in financial analysis because Depreciation and Amortization are not present day cash expenses.. Depreciation and amortization are the spreading out of the costs of assets over the time in which those assets provide benefits. Today's depreciation and amortization expenses relate to assets bought in the past. The assets being expensed may or may not need to be replaced in the future. And the cost to replace the assets may be more or less than it was in the past. For this reason, the depreciation and amortization expenses a company records in the present year may have no relationship to the actual cash costs needed to maintain its assets in future years.

A company's depreciation expense depends on both its expectations about the assets it owns and its choice of accounting methods. Two companies owning identical assets may have different depreciation expenses because they have different expectations about the useful lives of those assets and because they make different accounting choices.

Analysts use EBITDA to remove this element of personal choice from a company's accounting statements. The use of EBITDA is an attempt to make the results of different companies more comparable and uniform.


Be Aware

Although depreciation is not a cash cost it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when they purchase them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EBITDA because in this calculation, depreciation is not counted as an expense.

EBITDA over Revenue is a good metric for comparing the operating efficiencies between companies because EBITDA is less vulnerable to companies' accounting choices. For this reason, EBITDA is used in ranking the Predictability of Companies.


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Meta Platforms Business Description

Meta Platforms logo
Industry
Address
1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 94025
Facebook is the world's largest online social network, with 2.5 billion monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. On the video side, the firm is in the process of building a library of premium content and monetizing it via ads or subscription revenue. Facebook refers to this as Facebook Watch. The firm's ecosystem consists mainly of the Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many features surrounding these products. Users can access Facebook on mobile devices and desktops. Advertising revenue represents more than 90% of the firm's total revenue, with 50% coming from the U.S. and Canada and 25% from Europe. With gross margins above 80%, Facebook operates at a 30%-plus margin.
Executives
Newstead Jennifer officer: VP and General Counsel C/O FACEBOOK, INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Fischer David B. officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Wehner David M. officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Taylor Susan J.s. officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O LINKEDIN CORPORATION 2029 STIERLIN COURT MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Kimmitt Robert M director C/O FACEBOOK, INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
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Sandberg Sheryl director, officer: Chief Operating Officer 1 FACEBOOK WAY MENLO PARK CA 94025
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Houston Andrew director 333 BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Schroepfer Michael Todd officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O FACEBOOK INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Cox Christopher K officer: Chief Product Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC. 1601 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Andreessen Marc L director C/O ARNOLD & PORTER LLP 3 EMBARCADERO CENTER 7TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
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