Investing in Facebook, Trading FB

This blog post specifically looks at Facebook investment and trading. Q1 2017 quarterly data is included in the numbers and ratios below.

Before we start marveling at the tremendous growth of FB, one item that stands out is that the effective tax rate has almost halved in the last year from around 40% to 18%. That is quite a big contributing factor to the the Net Income growth.

Revenue Growth

Qtr over year ago Qtr Revenue Growth49.2%
TTM Revenue over last year Revenue9.6%

Profitability Trend

Latest Qtr-Qtr EPS Growth73.3%
TTM NI growth over last year NI13.0%
TTM Net Profit Margin%38.0%
TTM Operating CashFlow as %sales58.4%
TTM Operating Margin%45.4%

Analyst Estimates

Earnings Est. Y2017$5.09
No. surprises in prev 4Q           4
Avg. price return to 4 prev earnings results       -1.3%

Market Pricing

Latest P/E ratio39.1
5 year Average P/E69
Forward P/E31.5
Latest P/S ratio14.89
5 year Average P/S ratio14.9

Trading Statistics

1 month volatility, annualized16.8%
36 month volatility, annualized17.3%
Latest Drawdown%0%
Days under Water0
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