I know this may seem very scary, but I wonder what types of government contracts FB is currently working on and some of the programs the company will be funded for in the future? How much income can government funded research programs provide?
I ticked off that it is worth less than that for some of the reasons others have already mentioned. But the fact remains that the price for a business is not necessarily a function its actual worth as we may measure it here, but of what people are willing to pay for it.
Exactly thats what I'm saying. Eventhough FB is the most famous and the lovable social networking site according to the paper practically it is not. They may have some kind of a market share purely because of their popularity but not that much.
I don’t think Facebook is worth more than $100 billion. We can consider Facebook as one of a leading social media network, but not a production based company. So if they are going to IPO also, after listing in Dow Jones/Nasdaq, how much return they can project is a big question?
Facebook certainly do look good on paper but if you take it in a practical manner where what professionals from different fields think about facebook I dont think the answer will even come closer to even half of that price. If they need to make facebook a commercialized tool, there are lots of unwanted stuff to be removed and make it less fancy and more professional. Thats the best time to evaluate.
Well, we actually do have some valuation for FB because their advertising model is generating some pretty serious income. Maybe it's not a billion dollars, or even hundreds of milliions, but does that mean it's not a great company? Rarely does an IPO in the tech world for such a hot item reflect actualy value, so I don't think it is really a practical conversation to discuss it in that way. I expect FB , should it go public, will dramatically change as the CEO is forced to bow down to a board. We all know how he deals with people telling him what to do. Remembe what happened to Jobs, fired by his own board, then with their tale between their legs, they bring him back. Nice. And without Jobs, Apple was simply not the same type of company. Their only good years of innovation have been under his watch. FB will be the same thing. If you can grab a few shares of stock, go for it Apple stock has certainly paid off if you stayed for the long haul.
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