A user of Local Corp is only valued with $1, WhatsApp = $42, Yelp = $52, Linkedin = $85, Twitter = $125, Facebook = $141, Angies List = $418 and Google = $748
Shares of Facebook jumped $1.57, or 2.3%, Thursday to $69.63 despite paying what appears to be a lofty $19 billion for online messaging system WhatsApp.
But investors are increasingly finding ways to justify such lofty purchase prices for Internet companies by looking at how much is being paid for "eyeballs," or users. Investors are betting mobile Internet usage is in such a nascent form getting the users is the hard part, and finding out how to make money on those users comes later.
And looking at it that way, Facebook got a bargain. By paying $19 billion for WhatsApp, Facebook is buying 450 million users at $42.22 each. Compared with the $141 per user valuation at Facebook, WhatsApp was cheap. In fact, the valuation paid for WhatsApp is lower than the per-user price on most other Internet darlings. Investors are paying $85 per user at professional networking firm LinkedIn, $52 per user at review site Yelp and $125 per user of online messaging service Twitter.
Those aren't even the highest valuations. Investors are paying $418 per user at online review site Angie's List and $748 per user at online advertising firm Google, based on the 540 million users it reported in its latest annual report. Due to its ability to mine personal data on its users and sell that data, Google commands a lofty 36 P-E based on its earnings the past 12 months, which is double that of the stock market and the technology sector.
But the revenues of the Network-Unit of Local Corp (more than 60% of complete revenues of Local Corp) growing faster than the revenues fo WhatsApp, Yelp, Linkedin, Twitter, Facebok, Angies List and Google.
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Growth of the revenues of the network-division of Local Corp (now 61% of all revenues of Local Corp) beats the growth-rates of the revenues of Twitter and Yelp and had go in Q4/2013 and will fastening in 2014.
Revenues of the Network-Division of Local Corp:
Q3-12 5.0 million
Q4-12: 7.6 million
Q1-13: 8.3 million
Q2-13: 11.6 million
Q3-13: 14.5 million
Q4-13: 16.1 million
Growth of 8.5 million from 7.6 million in Q4-12 to 16.1 million in Q4-2013 is a growth of 112%
CFO Ken most excellent - "In looking at our operating expenses for the fourth quarter, cost of revenue increased as a percent of revenue from last quarter, lowering our gross margin percentage to about 24%."