Surprise surprise, Facebook beats profit estimates. I was skeptical in this round considering Apple’s effort on privacy and I was wrong Looks like ads are still doing pretty well.
Facebook reported mixed third quarter earnings on Monday, slightly missing revenue estimates but continuing to grow its user base in the face of multiple controversies that have sparked widespread criticism and calls for tighter regulation.
Here are the most important numbers from the report compared to analysts’ expectations, as compiled by Bloomberg:
Revenue: $29.01 billion versus $29.45 billion expected
Earnings per share: $3.22 versus $3.17 expected
Family daily active users: 2.81 billion versus 2.76 billion expected
Family monthly active users: 3.58 billion versus 3.51 billion expectedYahoo Finance
And Mark Zuckerberg had to mention the metaverse again.
“We made good progress this quarter and our community continues to grow. I’m excited about our roadmap, especially around creators, commerce, and helping to build the metaverse.”Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO
Apple is announcing Q4 2021 earnings release on October 28.