Inside The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
Attendees wear Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets during the Intel Corp. press event at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Intel, trying to convert its dominance of computers into a stake in the growing market for chips used in cars, is offering automakers new products aimed at making its technology crucial to the effort to develop self-driving vehicles. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesPatrick T. Fallon — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    157
  • Revenues ($M)
    27638
  • Revenue Percent Change
    54.2
  • Profits ($M)
    10217
  • Profits Percent Change
    177
  • Assets ($M)
    64961
  • Employees
    17048
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    410522

Facebook's 16 straight quarters of blockbuster growth and profits have made it a Wall Street darling. Investors traded Facebook shares up 33% in 2015, even as the company increased its costs to cover ambitious (and expensive) long term bets like virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, messaging app WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Facebook's early success with video ads and monetizing its photo sharing subsidiary Instagram have shown the company's ambitious long term projects won't hurt revenue growth in the short term. But with great power comes great responsibility, which Facebook has learned devastatingly quickly as the social network found itself as a battleground of trolls and fake news during (and well after) the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook Live, originally perceived as the future of the company increasingly depending on video, became a flashpoint after several broadcasts of police brutality, rape, suicide, and murder. Facebook has promised to hire human editors to keep the situation under control, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has even promised to visit every state in the nation to take a pulse on the social conversation and the political climate sparking speculation that Zuckerberg is planning a bid for a higher office.

Company Info

CEOMark Zuckerberg
CEO TitleChairman & Chief Executive Officer
SectorTechnology
IndustryInternet Services and Retailing
HQ LocationMenlo Park, CA
Websitewww.facebook.com
Years on Fortune 500 List5
Employees17,048

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$27,638
Profits ($M)$10,217
Assets ($M)$64,961
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$59,194
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$410,522

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues37%
Profits as % of Assets15.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity17.3%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3
EPS % Change (from 2015)170.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)9.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-