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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)


Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Facebook Inc., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Facebook Inc.’s P/E ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 not reaching Q2 2019 level.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Facebook Inc.’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Facebook Inc.’s P/S ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Facebook Inc.’s P/BV ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Facebook Inc., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net income (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2019 Calculation
EPS = (Net incomeQ4 2019 + Net incomeQ3 2019 + Net incomeQ2 2019 + Net incomeQ1 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Facebook Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2019 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Facebook Inc.’s P/E ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 not reaching Q2 2019 level.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Facebook Inc., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Income from operations (in millions)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2019 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Income from operationsQ4 2019 + Income from operationsQ3 2019 + Income from operationsQ2 2019 + Income from operationsQ1 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Facebook Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2019 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Facebook Inc.’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Facebook Inc., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Revenue (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2019 Calculation
Sales per share = (RevenueQ4 2019 + RevenueQ3 2019 + RevenueQ2 2019 + RevenueQ1 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Facebook Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2019 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Facebook Inc.’s P/S ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Facebook Inc., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Stockholders’ equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2019 Calculation
BVPS = Stockholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Facebook Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2019 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Facebook Inc.’s P/BV ratio decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then slightly increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.