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Facebook beat expectations in Q1 2021

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
29 April 2021
The social media giant topped estimates for its Q1 2021 figures

Facebook reported an EPS of $3.30 on revenues of $26.17 billion. The latter was up 48% compared to what it revealed a year ago. At the same time, its net income came in at $9.5 billion, a 94% increase from $4.9 billion reported for the same quarter last year.

The company stated that the revenue surge is a result of the increase in the average price per ad and a 12% increase in the number of ads delivered.

Moreover, across its family of apps – Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp – the company boasts 3.45 billion monthly users, compared with 3.30 billion reported in the previous quarter.

For the future, Facebook expects the revenue growth to keep the same pace or to accelerate modestly in the second quarter. Its 2021 capital expenditures are forecasted at $19 billion - $21 billion, down from a previous estimate of $21 billion - $23 billion.

After the news hit the wires, Facebook stock price was up more than 6%.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.