New subs, I think. Western markets have reached saturation point. Let's face it. If you were going to use Facebook, you would have done so by now. We will have zero sum game for a while as new members replace dead ones, but that's about it.
That means that Facebook has to figure out how to squeeze more ad revenue per each active user, and that number is also questionable. They will not be able to grow that revenue stream forever.
I would like to see at least the book value of $27 being realized. It's ridiculous that so many companies trade at high book multiples based simply on speculation about their future revenue growth while established companies with real product lines and solid assets are being devalued by the financial cartel and WS crooks. This cannot go on forever.
I never said it could not be of benefit. Any social network can be useful just as much as it can be used to manipulate and control people. Can you really trust a single corporate entity to "link the world" and provide you with the "news" when everyone knows their whole business model is based on selling ads and sharing your personal information?
If my child was missing, Facebook would be the LAST place I would go. Also, any good company does not need Facebook's advertising platform to thrive. You do realize, that Facebook is NOT an extension of the real world, but a poor substitute that has grown like a cancer and is causing more harm than good? Open your eyes.
FB is worth more than that, but not $60+. Why is it that people here think that commodifying, selling and using someone's personal data is good for the people and the world we live in? Well, guess what. That's the Facebook's business plan in a nutshell.
You cannot be serious. Smart investors left FB to traders a long time ago.
Let's see, they are shedding unprofitable ventures and focusing more on mobile, games and other solid profit generators. Just wait when they announce the next round of PS4 sale figures.
Good guess. Beat on profits last quarter but guided lower to a loss for the year mostly due to restructuring charges and electronics woes. They should have done something about the PC and TV divisions a year ago. The good news is that their turn around strategy makes perfect sense now.
Just compare the volume and trading patterns between the two. NYSE is mostly MMs exchanging shares. Today should be different though.
Because FB will drop like a rock the moment the projected growth does not materialize (or actually long before). The signs are already there if you know where to look.
All social media / advertising platform stocks are a complete WS scam with NO exceptions.
Maybe so. But what was the last Panasonic products everyone is talking about? What is Panasonic doing this year that has a high profit potential? Apples and oranges.
WS is ALL about perceived growth. Right now many people think that companies like FB and TWTR will continue growing and generating increasingly positive returns for years to come. They are priced to take over the world and as long as that story is being pushed by big money, they will continue to support their ridiculous valuations. The moment they start losing users or advertisers, it will all reverse.
Depends on what they sell it for and what they do with the money. Sony future is definitely not in PC manufacturing. They need to focus on mobile, network services like PlayStation Now, EQN/Landmark, high-end 4K TVs and their other profitable businesses.
Sentiment: Strong Buy