Facebook's first public quarter proves solid

Facebook is reporting stronger-than-expected revenue in the company's first earnings report since its rocky initial public offering two months ago.


Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it booked a net loss of $157 million, or 8 cents per share in the April-June period, mainly due to stock compensation expenses following its IPO. That compares with earnings of $240 million, or 11 cents per share, in the second quarter a year ago.

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First public quarter proves solid


Revenue grew 32 percent to $1.18 billion from $895 million a year ago.


Adjusted earnings of $295 million, or 12 cents per share, matched Wall Street's expectations.

Analysts, on average had expected slightly lower revenue of $1.16 billion, according to FactSet.

Facebook's stock fell 5.5 percent to $25.37 in after-hours trading.


Associated Press

Published Date: Jul 27, 2012 02:15 pm | Updated Date: Jul 27, 2012 02:15 pm