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Meta Platforms (Meta Platforms) Gross Margin % : 81.79% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Meta Platforms Gross Margin %?

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Meta Platforms's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $29,815 Mil. Meta Platforms's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $36,455 Mil. Therefore, Meta Platforms's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 81.79%.


The historical rank and industry rank for Meta Platforms's Gross Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

META' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 78.35   Med: 82.34   Max: 86.58
Current: 81.44


During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Meta Platforms was 86.58%. The lowest was 78.35%. And the median was 82.34%.

META's Gross Margin % is ranked better than
69.94% of 519 companies
in the Interactive Media industry
Industry Median: 60.86 vs META: 81.44

Meta Platforms had a gross margin of 81.79% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Meta Platforms was -0.80% per year.


Meta Platforms Gross Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Meta Platforms's Gross Margin % 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.

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Meta Platforms Gross Margin % Chart

Meta Platforms Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Gross Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 81.94 80.58 80.79 78.35 80.76

Meta Platforms Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Gross Margin % Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 78.68 81.42 81.81 80.82 81.79

Competitive Comparison of Meta Platforms's Gross Margin %

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, Meta Platforms's Gross Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Gross Margin % 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's Gross Margin % Distribution in the Interactive Media Industry

For the Interactive Media industry and Communication Services sector, Meta Platforms's Gross Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Meta Platforms's Gross Margin % falls into.



Meta Platforms Gross Margin % Calculation

Gross Margin is the percentage of Gross Profit out of sales or Revenue.

Meta Platforms's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2023 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2023 )
=108943 / 134902
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(134902 - 25959) / 134902
=80.76 %

Meta Platforms's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Mar. 2024 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=29815 / 36455
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(36455 - 6640) / 36455
=81.79 %

* 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.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.


Meta Platforms  (NAS:META) Gross Margin % Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin % because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin %

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

Meta Platforms had a gross margin of 81.79% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 => Durable competitive advantage


Be Aware

If a company loses its competitive advantages, usually its gross margin declines well before its sales declines. Watching Gross Margin % and Operating Margin % closely helps avoid value trap situations.


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Meta Platforms (Meta Platforms) Business Description

Address
1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 94025
Meta is the world's largest online social network, with 3.8 billion family of apps monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. 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 more than 45% coming from the U.S. and Canada and over 20% from Europe.
Executives
Mark Zuckerberg director, 10 percent owner, officer: COB and CEO C/O META PLATFORMS, INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Jennifer Newstead officer: VP and General Counsel C/O FACEBOOK, INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Christopher K Cox officer: Chief Product Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Javier Olivan officer: Chief Operating Officer 62 RIDGE VIEW DRIVE, ATHERTON X1 94027
Nicholas Clegg officer: President, Global Affairs C/O META PLATFORMS INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Andrew Bosworth officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O META PLATFORMS INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Susan J Li officer: Chief Financial Officer ALASKA AIR GROUP, INC., 19300 INTERNATIONAL BLVD, SEATTLE WA 98188
Aaron Anderson officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC., 2211 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE CA 95131
Taylor Susan J.s. officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O LINKEDIN CORPORATION, 2029 STIERLIN COURT, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Marne L. Levine officer: Chief Business Officer C/O CHEGG, INC., 3990 FREEDOM CIRCLE, SANTA CLARA CA 95054
David M. Wehner officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Tony Xu director C/O DOORDASH, INC., 303 2ND STREET, SOUTH TOWER, 8TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
David B. Fischer officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O FACEBOOK, INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Michael Todd Schroepfer officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O FACEBOOK INC., 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA 94025
Marc L Andreessen director C/O ARNOLD & PORTER LLP, 3 EMBARCADERO CENTER 7TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111

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