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==== ==== Buy Facebook Stock: ==== ==== Facebook IPO FB Stock Symbol Will Go Public You have to look out for the Facebook IPO or the Facebook Initial Public Offering. This is set to be one of the largest market debuts every. In filing for the IPO, Facebook had to disclose its business performance, its spending, its hiring and also its executive pay. There are rumors that the filing will be made this week. Specifically on Wednesday. If you want to invest the get the Facebook IPO, there are some things that you will have to consider. According to MarketWatch one of them is the revenue growth of the company. The revenue has been touted to be about $1.2 billion for the first 9 month period in 2010. This is actually a 180% growth from the year before. You will also have to think about Sales mix. Most of the revenue made by Facebook is via online advertising. The company also gets income from the games offered at the site. This includes Zyngas CityVille and FarmVille. Zyngas revenue was $828.9 million for first 9 months in 2010. The cut received by Facebook for the games is $350 million. Another factor that you have to look at is the bottom line. You have to consider the fact that it is not all profit. You have to consider the amount spent by Facebook on things like new technology, network infrastructure, new talent. So how much is being spent on that compared to how much the company gets in revenue? That is a very important question. Also think about Float and Market Cap. Again there are a lot of rumors of what Facebook will go public at. The number bandied around is $100 billion valuation. However, the company may not want to offer that many shares. It may decide to provide a small number of shares in the IPO. A valuation of $100 billion will rank the company at just under McDonalds. The ticket symbol that Facebook will file under is FB. It has not revealed what market it will trade in. The company has also revealed that it has 845 million active user on a monthly basis. This an increase of 39% from the previous year. Wow! Thats a lot of users. Many are hooked on the games that they play on Facebook. One of my friends does just that. She has to take care of her plants and livestock and lots of other things. She is constantly checking the time to make sure that she does not miss out on the things that she needs to do. That is how addictive that game can be. According to Market Watch website, another factor to look out for is the risk factors. Basically you have to look into how Facebook itself views its position compared to its competitors. Google for example now has its own social network. What are other threats to Facebook? These are questions that you will have to ask yourself before you decide to invest in the company. Some other facts that you may want to know is that the company gets 2.7 billion likes/comments a day and users post 250 million photos a day. This tells you how popular the company is and how many people are actively doing something on it. How about the advertisers though? Facebook does depend on the advertising for the major part of its revenue. But advertisers can go to other

places to place their ads. If this happens, the companys revenue can take a big hit. Most of the advertisers do not have long term commitments. Another major thing that you have to consider is the mobile market. Facebook says that a lot of the users use mobile devices to access it. There are at present no advertisements on the mobile version. So this means that the company is losing revenue. If you do decide to invest in the Facebook IPO, I hope you will consider some of the points brought up here and there are many more that I have not even touched upon. ==== ==== Buy Facebook Stock: ==== ====

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