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Meta Platforms Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)

: 14.21 (As of Mar. 2022)
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In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $14.21. It's Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio for today is 12.76.


The historical rank and industry rank for Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) or its related term are showing as below:

FB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.96   Med: 30.89   Max: 97.21
Current: 14.19


During the past 12 years, the highest Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio of Meta Platforms was 97.21. The lowest was 12.96. And the median was 30.89.


FB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked better than
57.94% of 233 companies
in the Interactive Media industry
Industry Median: 17.00 vs FB: 14.19

Meta Platforms's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $2.72. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $13.22. It's PE Ratio ratio for today is 13.71.

Meta Platforms's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $2.72. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $13.22. It's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 13.71.


Meta Platforms Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) 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 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.06 7.09 8.59 8.29 13.70

Meta Platforms Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) 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 8.41 11.25 12.38 13.70 14.21

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM), along with its competitors' market caps and Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Meta Platforms Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Distribution

For the Interactive Media industry and Communication Services sector, Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) falls into.



Meta Platforms Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation

In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume. (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

To make it simple, then you will have:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) = (Net Income + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Deferred Tax - 5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure + Change In Working Capital) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)

Meta Platforms's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation:

TTM / Last Quarter Average of Last 20 Quarters
Net Income 37,338
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 8,151
Change In Deferred Tax -372
5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure 11,005
Change In Working Capital 4,850
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 2,742

1. Start with "Net Income" from income statement. Meta Platforms's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $37,338 Mil.

2. "Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization" is from cashflow statement. Meta Platforms's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $8,151 Mil. This needs to be added back because company does not actually need to pay cash for it. It is a non-cash item.

3. Other non-cash charges usually include "Stock Based Compensation" and "Change In Deferred Tax":
However, to be conservative, GuruFocus will not add Stock Based Compensation back to net income. Meta Platforms's Change In Deferred Tax for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $-372 Mil.

4. Average maintenance capital expenditure over a business/industry cycle: 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $11,005 Mil

It is usually best to take a long-term average of maintenance capital expenditure. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since many companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditure.

The following shows how to get maintenance capital expenditure.

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Growth Capital Expenditure = Percentage of Property, Plant and Equipment as of corresponding Revenue * Revenue Increase
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
Fourth, get the average of the 5 years maintenance capital expenditure.

Meta Platforms's 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $11,005 Mil

5. "Change In Working Capital" is from cashflow statement. Meta Platforms's Change In Working Capital for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $4,850 Mil.
Note: GuruFocus' Change in Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And sometimes it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.

6. Meta Platforms's Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) for the months ended in Mar. 2022 was 2742.000 Mil.

Meta Platforms's Onwer Earnings Per Share for Mar. 2022 is calculated as:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=( Net Income+Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization+Change In Deferred Tax
=( 37338 +8151+-372
-5Y Avg of Maintenance CAPEX+Change In Working Capital )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
-11005.419859409+4850)/2742.000
=14.21

Price-to-Owner-Earnings=Current Price/Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=181.28/14.21
=12.76

* 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.


Be Aware

Assumption: Companies usually do not report maintenance capital expenditures and growth capital expenditures separately. Here we use estimated numbers and average them over 5 years. The method to estimate maintenance capital expenditures can be found in above part 4.

Note: GuruFocus' Change In Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.


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Meta Platforms Business Description

Meta Platforms logo
Industry
Address
1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 94025
Meta 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. Meta 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%, Meta 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
Travis Tracey Thomas director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Sandberg Sheryl director, officer: Chief Operating Officer 1 FACEBOOK WAY MENLO PARK CA 94025
Killefer Nancy director 3170 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
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
Alford Peggy director 435 TASSO STREET PALO ALTO CA 94301
Thiel Peter director 9200 SUNSET BOULEVARD SUITE 1110 WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069
Zients Jeffrey D director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: ZIENTS JEFFREY D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}

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