Facebook reported adjusted earnings per share of $3.61, higher than the $3.03 expected by the market. Its revenue also topped the $27.89 billion consensus, with figures coming in at $29.08 billion. On the other hand, the number of daily active users came in line with expectations – 1.91 billion.
According to the company’s statement, its revenue grew 56% year-over-year in the second quarter, marking the fastest growth rate since 2016. Moreover, Facebook’s pointed to a 47% increase in average price per ad and a 6% rise in the number of ads delivered.
For the future, Facebook expects “year-over-year total revenue growth rates to decelerate significantly on a sequential basis as we lap periods of increasingly strong growth.” Analysts are looking for Q3 revenue of $28.22 billion, pointing to a 31% growth.
As of Wednesday’s close, Facebook share price has gained 37% since the beginning of the year. During the same time, USA500 has risen 17%.