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Mise à jour : L'ouverture du NASDAQ ce lundi confirme le scepticisme des investisseurs, puisque Facebook ouvre à 35,52 $ l'action, soit en dessous de son tarif d'introduction. Au moment où nous publions cette mise à jour, le cours de l'action continue même de baisser, à moins de 34,25 $. Article du 19 mai 2012 - L'enthousiasme des dirigeants de Facebook n'a finalement pas déteint sur les boursicoteurs. Abondamment commentée ces derniers mois, l'entrée en bourse du réseau social a donné l'impression d'un pétard mouillé. Si l' action de Facebook , estampillée "FB" à la bourse de New York (NASDAQ), ne s'est pas effondrée, elle a terminé à un niveau inférieur à celui fixé lors de son introduction.
February 1, 2012: Attached are my thoughts on the Facebook S-1 along with some quick stabs at valuation. Brief disclosure, Benchmark Capital has a minority position in Facebook as a result of the acquisition of FriendFeed, a company that was incubated in our offices.
in Share 1 Normally at this point on a Friday I’d be busily scouring the web for FAILs to talk about in my “ Failure to Launch ” column. However, because it’s been a bit of a quiet week on the FAIL front – and more importantly, Facebook has seen one of the biggest anti-FAILs (aka WIN!) in online history – I thought I’d share some of the fun things I learnt about Facebook through their IPO announcement this week. Feel free to share your own if I’ve missed any good ones – drop me a note in the comments! Facebook’s revenue in 2011 was a whopping $3.1 billion, with profits over over $1billion.
By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries Facebook has taken some lumps in the past few months when it comes to user privacy – and from the looks of its IPO documents , the company expects scrutiny of its privacy practices to continue. In its long-awaited filing , the social-networking giant calls potential privacy laws and changing attitudes about privacy a potential “risk factor” for its business. And in a sign of how important privacy has become for the company, Facebook takes pains to mention how privacy settings fit into its products.
There has been a lot of attention — to say the least — paid to Facebook’s long-awaited public stock offering , which could put a valuation on the company as high as $100 billion. For the first time, average investors will get a chance to own a piece of the massive social network and its multibillion-dollar revenue stream. But in a very important way, Facebook still remains a private company. Why? Because it is controlled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg through a special class of stock that gives him super-voting rights , and he also controls the board. In other words, you may own stock in the company, but you have virtually no say in what happens to it.
Facebook on Wednesday filed its S-1 form with the SEC for an Initial Public Offering. The company is seeking to raise $5 billion. You can check out the S-1 here . Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also penned a letter outlining the goals behind the company's IPO. "Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected," he wrote .
Silence, bitch... This $100bn valuation is serious business Mark Zuckerberg seems to want Facebook's public debut to be as dull as his bluey-grey t-shirts.
Social networking giant files documents today to begin trading publicly Stock expected to start trading in May; employees set for huge windfall Putting together bucket lists of purchase ideas including space travel Charity donations, house sales and car purchases expected to boom By Mark Duell and Hugo Gye UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 2 February 2012 They have spent years planning lavish adventures, dreaming of driving top-of-the-range sports cars and sizing up luxury apartments in the Golden State.
As has been widely rumored and expected , Facebook today filed its Form S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ). The social networking giant is looking to raise $5 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), which is less than the $10 billion number thrown around before , but it can (and likely will) increase. It would appear Menlo Park wants to start with a conservative base and stir up demand for its stock by limiting supply.
Well, it's official. Facebook has filed its S-1 papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in what is the most highly anticipated initial public offering since Google's. The IPO values Facebook at $5 billion, according to the company's SEC filing . It did not specify how many shares it would offer, nor which exchange it would list its shares on. Facebook reported net income of $1 billion on revenue of $3.71 billion for the year ended December 31st.
As part of its filing for an initial public offering today , Facebook revealed it now has 845 million monthly active users. This has been confirmed with an update on the Facebook Fact Sheet page, which now reads "We had 845 million monthly active users at the end of December 2011." This number could be of course much bigger ( and Google actually claims it is ) but 845 million is what's official, straight from the horse's mouth. Oh, Facebook also has 425 million mobile users . Facebook today also released the number of daily active users it has.
Facebook's long-awaited initial public offering filing revealed the social network's financial picture, but the company also had to lift the kimono on its technology infrastructure. Simply put, there are technology risks that come with scaling enough to support 483 million daily active users. Disclosure about technology infrastructure isn't new in IPO filings, but there are some key points worth noting about Facebook. Among the key IT facts from Facebook's filing. More: Facebook's IPO filing | Facebook files for IPO as Wall Street drools | Facebook files for $5 billion IPO | Facebook has over 845 million users |
C'est fait. Conformément aux rumeurs relayées ces derniers jours, Facebook a bien déposé mercredi son dossier d'introduction en Bourse auprès de la Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Le dossier transmis aux autorités boursières américaines permettrait de lever au moins 5 milliards de dollars, soit environ 3,8 milliards d'euros, et pourrait valoriser Facebook à 100 milliards de dollars. Soit un peu moins de 1,2 dollars pour chacun des 845 millions d'utilisateurs par mois du réseau social (le site déclare 483 millions d'utilisateurs quotidiens).
Is Facebook ready for its heavily rumored IPO next spring? With the massive growth of its staff and userbase , the huge rounds of funding it has taken and its ever-rising valuation, and the company's increasing significance in the global sphere , the startup has clearly moved into the realm of enterprise. To quickly sum up the company's journey from dorm room to Silicon Valley, we have an infographic from real-time social media startup Namesake .
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