Company Of The Day: Meta Platforms


What?

Facebook-parent Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB) posted a weaker than expected set of Q4 2021 earnings, with net income declining 8% versus last year to $10.3 billion. The company’s daily active user base also declined sequentially for the first time on record.

Why?

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Facebook is being hurt by multiple factors, including the recent privacy changes on Apple’s iOS platform and mounting competition from the likes of TikTok and YouTube.

So What?

FB stock declined by almost 23% in after-hours trading on Wednesday.

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Returns Feb 2022
MTD [1]
2022
YTD [1]
2017-22
Total [2]
 FB Return 3% -4% 181%
 S&P 500 Return 2% -4% 105%
 Trefis MS Portfolio Return 1% -9% 260%

[1] Month-to-date and year-to-date as of 2/3/2022
[2] Cumulative total returns since the end of 2016

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