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Facebook: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.43 billion.

On a per-share basis, the Menlo Park, California-based company said it had net income of 85 cents. The company took a one-time charge of $3 billion as a contingency for a possible fine by the Federal Trade Commission. Without the charge, earnings were $1.89 per share.

The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.66 per share.

The social media company posted revenue of $15.08 billion in the period, beating Street forecasts. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $14.97 billion.

Facebook shares have risen 39 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 17%. They closed Wednesday at $182.58, a rise of 14% in the last 12 months.


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