Meta Platforms

Facebook dominates social media through its family of apps that include Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and the original Facebook. The company, led by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, debuted in 2004 as a social network for Harvard University students, one of whom was Zuckerberg himself. The service then spread to other colleges before becoming generally available in 2006. Since then, Facebook has attracted billions of users and has become a behemoth in digital advertising. But it also been plagued by controversy for mismanaging users’ data, spreading misinformation and hate speech, and gobbling up companies that could someday threaten its business. As a result, Facebook has become a target for politicians and regulators who want to crack down on the service.
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Company Information

As of 8/3/2022
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Menlo Park, Calif.
Industry
Internet Services and Retailing
CEO
Mark Zuckerberg
Company Type
Public
Ticker
META
Revenues ($M)
$117,929
Profits ($M)
$39,370
Market Value ($M)
$475,718
Employees
71,970
Changed name from Facebook, Oct. 28, 2021. Market value as of July 19, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions
% change
Revenues ($M)
$117,929
37.2%
Profits ($M)
$39,370
35.1%
Assets ($M)
$165,987
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Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$124,879
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Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
33.4%
Profits as % of Assets
23.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
31.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
14
EPS % Change (from 2020)
36.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
31.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
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Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
23.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
23.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
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Fastest-Growing Companies

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Total Return 3 Yr Annual Rate (Through June 30, 2021)
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Beat S&P 500 3 Yr Return (18.6%)
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Current Streak
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Years on List
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Sector
Technology

Future 50

Overall Score
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Sector
Communication Services

Key Attributes of Reputation: Ranks

Innovation
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People Management
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Fortune Rankings

Fortune 500 Rank
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Fortune 500 Profile
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Most Powerful Women Profile
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World's Greatest Leaders Rank
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World's Greatest Leaders Profile
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