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Facebook Q2 Key Metrics Exceed Expectations

July 27, 2017

Facebook reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The social networking giant delivered earnings per share of $1.32 vs. $1.13 which was expected. As to revenue, Facebook reported $9.32 billion with $9.2 billion which was sought by investors.

In the mobile ad arena, revenue came in at $8 billion with only $7.68 billion anticipated. Facebook's Monthly users were 2.01 billion against the 1.98 billion that was expected. Capital expenditures for Q2 were $1.44 billion with $1.73 billion looked for.

"We had a good second quarter and first half of the year," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. "Our community is now two billion people and we're focusing on bringing the world closer together."

Second Quarter 2017 Operational and Other Financial Highlights

  • Daily active users (DAUs) DAUs were 1.32 billion on average for June 2017, an increase of 17% year-over-year.
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) MAUs were 2.01 billion as of June 30, 2017, an increase of 17% year-over-year.
  • Mobile advertising revenue Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 87% of advertising revenue for the second quarter of 2017, up from approximately 84% of advertising revenue in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Capital expenditures Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2017 were $1.44 billion.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $35.45 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2017.
  • Headcount Headcount was 20,658 as of June 30, 2017, an increase of 43% year-over-year.

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