also in the last offering had company stock in there that was already factored into the stock base without dilution...that is what will probably happen in this sale but you know mm etc is going to try to milk this for all it is worth to bring down share price just like last time
3 billion in stock and that dilution is over time. Bunch of crazy people here. What about the revenue(s), users, advertising, apps, messaging, etc. for 450MM users? Oh yea, did you all forget about instagram and ALL that revenue not factored into last Q4 earnings and FB beat the street handily without that revenue. Wooooo……. good thing you all live in cities with 1 story buildings.
"Facebook said it will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock for WhatsApp, a service that has 450 million monthly users and is adding more than 1 million new users a day.
"WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement announcing the deal.
Zuckerberg has been trying to get into the mobile messaging market for awhile. The company offered to buy Snapchat for $3 billion last year, but that messaging start-up spurned the offer.
To close the WhatsApp deal, Facebook offered an extra $3 billion in restricted stock units, a common type of equity compensation, to WhatsApp founders and employees. These awards will vest over four years. Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder and CEO, also gets a seat on Facebook's board of directors."