More than one year has passed since the IPO, and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is still far from its offering price. The situation changed for the better, but the operating margin is heading lower and the profit is going nowhere. On the plus side, the company is delivering strong revenue growth, and its mobile monetization efforts [...]
One year ago, the hype around the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) IPO would have led one to think that this was the stock to retire on. We all know how that bust ended. The stock went down the toilet, and has only bubbled up a few times. In spite of Facebook’s notorious IPO, it was not [...]
Last year's IPO scene was marked by the stock debut of Facebook. This year, so far, has been defined by... not so much. The number of companies going the initial public offering route fell in the first quarter of the year, both compared...Show More Summary
The company’s IPO was awful, and its stock followed suit by falling nearly 19% in the first four days of its public offering. Since then, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has fallen another 14.7%, however, it is up more than 49% since September. The 18th of May marked Facebook’s first birthday. Has it changed in its first year? [...]
After Facebook's disastrous debut, the preferred clients of big banks walked away with huge profits. How? Public documents and interviews with dozens of investment bankers and research analysts reveal that the Street caught wind of something the public didn't. The social network and the banks told half the story. Here is the other half.
By Renaissance Capital IPO Research: Exactly one year after Facebook (FB) priced its ill-fated IPO, two fast-growing technology companies, Marketo (MKTO) and Tableau (DATA), surged on their first days of trading. Marketo, a marketing...Show More Summary
One year ago, Facebook's debut on public markets was meant to be a coronation. It quickly turned into the worst major IPO of the decade, but the preferred clients of big banks made huge profits off the crash. Why? Public documents and...Show More Summary
By Stephen Caseolus: After its tumultuous IPO exactly one year ago, the reviews of Facebook's (FB) latest imbroglio, Facebook Home, are rolling in. And they don't sound encouraging. Among tech bloggers, they trend all the way from John...Show More Summary
The products that could do well for Facebook's bottom line still have a long way to go. Will Wall Street stay patient?
It's easy to forget how sky-high expectations were for the Facebook IPO. The day before the company went public, some investors reasonably assumed that by the close of the market, Facebook would be worth $140 billion since the average...Show More Summary
REUTERS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on a screen televised from their headquarters moments after their IPO launch on May 18, 2012. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Facebook's historic IPO, one of the largest -- and arguably...Show More Summary
On this day in economic and business history … Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) went public on May 18, 2012. It was the largest IPO, by first-day market cap, of all time. It was also the largest IPO, in terms of value created per month, of all time. From its creation in 2004 to its public debut [...]
On this day in economic and business history... Facebook went public on May 18, 2012. It was the largest IPO, by first-day market cap, of all time. It was also the largest IPO, in terms of value created per month, of all time. From its creation in 2004 to its public debut in 2012, Facebook amassed a value of just over $1 billion per month. Show More Summary
After a market debut marred by technical glitches and a deep dive in the company’s stock price, Facebook has spent the past year focused on its biggest weaknesses: how to make money and keep its more than 1 billion users tethered to the social network. Read full article >>
Remember the days when Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg used to crow about user growth? The service was connecting 500 million…no, a billion people. Those were the good old days, when Facebook was an upstart. Now, like Google...Show More Summary
It's been one year since Facebook went public. We assume a lot of IPO investors aren't happy with how things turned out. But, from Facebook's perspective, it all worked out. It got a good price on its IPO, and now it has plenty of time to develop its business. Show More Summary
A year ago, investing in Apple and Facebook seemed like 'smart' choices. Back in February 2012, when Facebook announced its plans to go public, the tech world went crazy. The hype was enormous over what many believed would become on...
“Look out Facebook!” the News Corp CEO wrote today in a tweet. “Hours spent participating per member dropping seriously. First really bad sign as seen by crappy MySpace years ago.” Easy to see why he’s still smarting over the “crappy” asset that he bought in 2005 for $508M and sold two years ago for $35M. Show More Summary
Despite some early pitfalls, the social network has successfully made the transition from start-up to publicly traded company. It's the eve of Facebook's one-year IPO anniversary, and what a strange year it's been. The Menlo, California-based...Show More Summary
Facebook still hasn't clawed its way back up to its $38 IPO price, but it's made steady progress since going public a year ago. Daily users up 26%, mobile monthly users up 56%, and revenue up 38% are some highlights. It's running out...Show More Summary