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Facebook, Inc. Earnings: What to Watch

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is scheduled to report quarterly results after the market closes on Wednesday, July 26. With the release following Facebook's recent 2 billion-user milestone , investors will be looking to see whether the social network's growth story remains intact as the company achieves unprecedented reach.

Thanks to Facebook's high-flying stock price recently, the stakes are high going into Facebook's earnings release. In the past six months, Facebook stock is up 29%. And in the past three months alone, the stock has risen 17%.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Image source: Facebook.

Ahead of Facebook's earnings release, here's some background for the quarter.

Facebook's most recent quarter

Metric

Q1 2017

Q1 2016

Year-Over-Year Change

Revenue

$8.0 billion

$5.4 billion

49%

Operating margin

41%

37%

400 basis points

Net income

$3.1 billion

$1.7 billion

76%

EPS

$1.04

$0.60

73%

Data source: Facebook quarterly SEC filings. Table source: author.

Revenue growth

As it is every quarter, Facebook's revenue for the quarter will be one of the most closely watched metrics. Revenue growth has become a particularly hot top recently as the...


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