What's happening to FB?

Google lemx
Sep 25, 2018 11 Comments

Stock continues to tumble while the rest of the tech sector and broader market surges on. It seems only recently they were the golden child, neck and neck with Amazon in market cap, now not even worth half as much. I was a huge believer, invested no small sum into FB (~$100k), certainly more than AMZN and AAPL and NFLX combined in my portfolio. I don't see FB platforms losing steam anytime soon (Instagram, messenger, etc.) but also don't hear about too many new game changing initiatives coming down the pipeline. Will they pull through and come roaring back with vengeance, or have we already seen "peak" FB? Are employees disgruntled due to mediocre equity performance?


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    • LinkedIn Eng155
      Why regret?
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Google lemx
      Wow. Care to share any details? There have been times I thought about jumping ship to FB if it doesn't work out here at Goog.
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng dogberg
      Share some more?
      Sep 25, 2018
  • FB made other media (especially news) an enemy, and now they’re happy to fight back and portrait every scandal/issue much larger...
    FB still has to prove itself in many areas.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Illumina / Other

    Illumina Other

    Its old valuation was based on current performance plus a rosie future. After they cleared out a lot of fake accounts and then also started banning prominent conservatives that made it clear that 1) the growth probably isn’t as likely as previously thought and 2) it sent a chill through part of the user base who actually started using the platform less.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Google Clck58
    I think everyone needs to chill. Reading myopic blind posts about FB has become borderline embarrassing. I've been at Google long enough to remember a time when we were the ones that were completely screwed, were a one-trick pony, and basically had no future. FB might not outlive Google/Amazon, but they still have a lot going for them. I think they have a real chance at cracking AR/VR, and they probably will make a move into living rooms soon too. Extrapolating based on a bad quarter or two is not wise.
    Sep 25, 2018 1
    • Oracle of · Nada
      Do they really have a real chance at cracking AR/VR?
      Sep 27, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Fjisjsn
    It’s just one bad quarter and a 25% drop. Can happen to any tech co if they miss their user / earnings growth numbers. I don’t think amazon / Goog are immune from it either.
    Sep 25, 2018 1
    • Red Hat

      Red Hat

      Google, Intel, Facebook, Apple
      It sure as hell happened to RHT.
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Amazon tertel
    No valid business case for Facebook. The entire valuation is on Insta an that's now clouded by the departure of the founders.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft qqxS28
    I wouldn't worry about it. If there's another bad earnings call this quarter then there could be issues, but a good one will bounce everything right back.
    Sep 25, 2018 0