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Facebook publica sus resultados financieros del Q3 2012

La red social de Mark Zuckerberg en su segundo trimestre desde que se volvieron públicos, lanza su segundo reporte financiero.

Los inversionistas parecían satisfechos a pesar de $ 59 millones de pérdidas de Facebook, en comparación con una ganancia de $ 227 millones del mismo trimestre en el 2011, antes de convertirse en una empresa pública. Esto a pesar que Facebook reporta ganancias de 1.26 billones de dólares.

Los pagos y los ingresos de los honorarios de otro tipo para el tercer trimestre fueron de $ 176 millones, un aumento del 13 por ciento respecto al mismo trimestre del año anterior y un descenso del 9 por ciento desde el segundo trimestre de 2012.

El gasto de operación de Facebook también se disparó a $885 millones para el Q3, un aumento del 64 por ciento respecto al tercer trimestre de 2011. Excluyendo compensación basada en acciones y los gastos de impuesto sobre la nómina, no-GAAP costos y gastos fueron de $ 737 millones, un aumento del 57 por ciento.

Comunicado de prensa:

Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the third quarter, which endedSeptember 30, 2012.

“As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I’m also really happy that over 600 million people now share and connect on Facebook every month using mobile devices,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “People who use our mobile products are more engaged, and we believe we can increase engagement even further as we continue to introduce new products and improve our platform. At the same time, we are deeply integrating monetization into our product teams in order to build a stronger, more valuable company.”

 

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Summary

 

In millions, except percentages and per share amounts Q3’12 Q3’11
Revenue $ 1,262 $  954
Income from Operations
   GAAP $    377 $  414
   Non-GAAP $    525 $  484
Operating Margin
   GAAP 30% 43%
   Non-GAAP 42% 51%
Net Income (Loss)
    GAAP $    (59) $  227
    Non-GAAP $    311 $  273
Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share (EPS)
    GAAP $ (0.02) $ 0.10
   Non-GAAP $   0.12 $ 0.12

 

 

Third Quarter 2012 Operational Highlights

 

  • Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.01 billion as of September 30, 2012, an increase of 26% year-over-year
  • Daily active users (DAUs) were 584 million on average for September 2012, an increase of 28% year-over-year
  • Mobile MAUs were 604 million as of September 30, 2012, an increase of 61% year-over-year

 

 

 

Recent Business Highlights

 

Product

  • Completely rebuilt Facebook for iOS for faster and more reliable performance
  • Updated Messenger for Android and iOS and made Facebook Camera available in 18 languages
  • Continued to make it easy for mobile developers to build with Facebook
    • New Software Development Kits (SDKs) for iOS and Android
    • Deep integration into iOS 6.0
  • Launched Facebook Gifts, a way to send gifts to celebrate the special moments millions of people share on Facebook each day

 

Advertising

  • Launched several new advertising products, such as Custom Audiences, Facebook Exchange, Offers, and mobile app install ads
  • Generated 14% of advertising revenue during the third quarter from mobile

Corporate

  • Connected 1 billion people since founding the company eight years ago
  • Created Facebook Stories, a new website to share the stories of people using Facebook in extraordinary ways at www.facebookstories.com
  • Closed Instagram acquisition
  • Opened first international engineering office in London

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

 

Revenue — Revenue for the third quarter totaled $1.26 billion, an increase of 32%, compared with $954 million in the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue would have increased by 38%.

  • Revenue from advertising was $1.09 billion, representing 86% of total revenue and a 36% increase from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, advertising revenue would have increased by 43%.
  • Payments and other fees revenue for the third quarter was $176 million, a 13% increase over the same quarter in the prior year and a 9% decline sequentially from the second quarter of 2012.

Costs and expenses — Third quarter costs and expenses were $885 million, an increase of 64% from the third quarter of 2011. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP costs and expenses were $737 million, an increase of 57%.

Income from operations — For the third quarter, GAAP income from operations was $377 million, compared to income from operations of $414 million for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP income from operations for the third quarter was $525 million, compared to $484 million for the third quarter of 2011.

Operating margin — GAAP operating margin was 30% for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 43% for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP operating margin was 42% for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 51% for the third quarter of 2011.

 

Income tax provision — The GAAP income tax provision for the third quarter was $431 million, representing a 116% effective tax rate, driven by share-based compensation expense, a portion of which is not tax-deductible. Excluding share-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expenses, the non-GAAP effective tax rate would have been approximately 40%.

Net income (loss) — GAAP income before provision for income taxes was $372 million. After the provision for income taxes, GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $59 million, compared to net income of $227 million for the third quarter of 2011.  GAAP EPS for third quarter of 2012 was ($0.02), compared to $0.10 for the same quarter in the prior year. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP net income was $311 million or $0.12 per share, compared to $273 million and $0.12 per share for the same quarter in the prior year.

Capital expenditures — Purchases of property and equipment for the quarter were $171 million. Additionally, $161 million of equipment was procured or financed through capital leases during the third quarter of 2012.

Cash and marketable securities — As of September 30, 2012, cash and marketable securities were $10.5 billion.

 

 

Webcast and Conference Call Information
Facebook will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET today. The live webcast can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com, along with the company’s earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation.

Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call at +1 (404) 537-3406 or + 1 (855) 859-2056, conference ID 30503033.

 

About Facebook
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Contacts

 

Investors:
Deborah Crawford
+1 (650) 384-2083
investor@fb.com / investor.fb.com

Press:
Ashley Zandy
press@fb.com / newsroom.fb.com

 

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our business strategy and plans as well as expectations of future growth and engagement, all of which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors including: our ability to retain or increase users and engagement levels, including mobile engagement and our ability to increase revenues and engagement across a range of geographies; our ability to monetize our mobile products; our ability to expand the Facebook Platform; competition; privacy concerns; security breaches; and our ability to manage growth and geographically-dispersed operations. These and other potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted are more fully detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with theSEC, which is available on our Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is October 23, 2012, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: total revenue and advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect, non-GAAP costs and expenses, non-GAAP income from operations; non-GAAP net income; non-GAAP diluted shares; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share; non-GAAP operating margin; and non-GAAP effective tax rate. The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, many of the adjustments to our GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items, specifically share-based compensation expense and payroll tax related to share-based compensation expense and the related income tax effects, that are recurring and will be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future. In addition, these measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in operating our business.

We exclude the following items from one or more of our non-GAAP financial measures:

Share-based compensation expense. We exclude share-based compensation expense because we believe that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provide meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In particular, because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types that companies can use under FASB ASC Topic 718, we believe that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude this expense allow investors the ability to make more meaningful comparisons between our operating results and those of other companies. Furthermore, our share-based compensation expense was materially affected in the second quarter of 2012 due to the terms of our RSUs granted prior to 2011, related to which we recognized a cumulative $986 million in share-based compensation expense in the period, despite the fact that these awards were granted and earned over several years. Accordingly, we believe that excluding this expense provides investors and management with greater visibility to the underlying performance of our business operations, facilitates comparison of our results with other periods, and may also facilitate comparison with the results of other companies in our industry.

Payroll tax expense related to share-based compensation. We exclude payroll tax expense related to share-based compensation expense because, without excluding these tax expenses, investors would not see the full effect that excluding share-based compensation expense had on our operating results. Furthermore, our payroll tax expense was substantially higher due to the terms of our RSUs granted prior to 2011, where, despite the fact that these awards were granted and earned over several years, we recognized $84 million in payroll tax expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2012, with most of this expense being recognized in the second quarter of 2012 and a partially offsetting credit recognized in third quarter of 2012. In addition, these expenses are tied to the exercise or vesting of underlying equity awards and the price of our common stock at the time of vesting or exercise, which factors may vary from period to period independent of the operating performance of our business. Similar to share-based compensation expense, we believe that excluding this payroll tax expense provides investors and management with greater visibility to the underlying performance of our business operations and facilitates comparison with other periods as well as the results of other companies.

Income tax effect of share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses. We believe excluding the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments assists investors and management in understanding the tax provision related to those adjustments and provides useful supplemental information regarding the underlying performance of our business operations.

Assumed preferred stock conversion. As a result of our initial public offering, all outstanding shares of preferred stock were automatically converted into shares of Class B common stock. Consequently, non-GAAP diluted shares and net income per share for periods prior to June 30, 2012 have been calculated assuming this conversion, which we believe facilitates comparison with prior periods.

Dilutive securities and other dilutive equity awards excluded from GAAP. In our calculation of non-GAAP weighted average shares used to compute earnings per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, we give effect to antidilutive RSUs and stock options that are excluded from GAAP weighted average shares due to our reporting of a net loss. We also include unvested RSUs in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as well as in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, the number of which is substantial due to the terms of RSUs granted prior to 2011. We believe including these awards facilitates comparison between periods.

 

Foreign exchange effect on total revenue and advertising revenue. We translate current quarter revenues using prior year exchange rates, which we believe is a useful metric that facilitates comparison to our historical performance.

For more information on our non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of such measures to the nearest GAAP measure, please see the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Results to Nearest GAAP Measures” table in this press release.

 

 

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except for per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
 Revenue $  954 $  1,262 $  2,580 $  3,504
 Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue 236 322 613 967
Research and development 108 244 264 1,102
Marketing and sales 114 168 272 703
General and administrative 82 151 222 717
Total costs and expenses 540 885 1,371 3,489
 Income from operations 414 377 1,209 15
 Interest and other income (expense), net
Interest expense (10) (11) (26) (35)
Other income (expense), net (25) 6 (7) 9
 Income (loss) before provision for income taxes 379 372 1,176 (11)
 Provision for income taxes 152 431 478 -
 Net income (loss) $  227 $     (59) $    698 $     (11)
 Less: Net income attributable to participating securities 77 - 235 -
 Net income (loss) attributable to Class A and Class B common $  150 $     (59) $    463 $     (11)
 stockholders
 Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Class A and Class B
 common stockholders
Basic $ 0.11 $  (0.02) $   0.36 $  (0.01)
Diluted $ 0.10 $  (0.02) $   0.32 $  (0.01)
Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings (loss)
per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders
Basic 1,316 2,420 1,283 1,884
Diluted 1,520 2,420 1,507 1,884
 Share-based compensation expense included in costs & expenses
Cost of revenue $      3 $        8 $        6 79
Research and development 33 114 72 719
Marketing and sales 13 28 24 279
General and administrative 21 29 39 311
Total share-based compensation expense $    70 $    179 $    141 $  1,388
 Payroll tax related to share-based compensation included in costs & expenses
Cost of revenue $     - $       (3) $       - $        3
Research and development - (12) 2 36
Marketing and sales - (9) 1 16
General and administrative - (7) 4 67
Total $     - $     (31) $        7 $    122
Share-based compensation expense related to Pre-2011 RSUs included in costs & expenses:
Cost of revenue $     - $        1 $       - $      61
Research and development - 17 - 490
Marketing and sales - 4 - 212
General and administrative - 6 - 251
Total $     - $      28 $       - $  1,014
Payroll tax related to Pre-2011 RSUs included in costs & expenses
Cost of revenue $     - $       (3) $       - $        3
Research and development - (12) - 34
Marketing and sales - (9) - 15
General and administrative - (7) - 32
Total $     - $     (31) $       - $      84

 

 

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
December 31, September 30,
2011 2012
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $             1,512 $              2,478
Marketable securities 2,396 7,974
Accounts receivable 547 635
Income tax refundable - 567
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 149 631
Total current assets 4,604 12,285
Property and equipment, net 1,475 2,289
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 162 1,423
Other assets 90 41
Total assets $             6,331 $            16,038
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $                 63 $                   59
Platform partners payable 171 155
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 296 409
Deferred revenue and deposits 90 85
Current portion of capital lease obligations 279 372
Total current liabilities 899 1,080
Capital lease obligations, less current portion 398 530
Other liabilities 135 254
Total liabilities 1,432 1,864
Stockholders’ equity
Convertible preferred stock 615 -
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 2,684 12,585
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (6) (6)
Retained earnings 1,606 1,595
Total stockholders’ equity 4,899 14,174
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $             6,331 $            16,038

 

 

 

FACEBOOK, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income (loss) $  227 $    (59) $   698 $    (11)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 97 176 220 425
Loss on write-off of equipment - 4 6 8
Share-based compensation 70 179 141 1,388
Deferred income taxes (15) (60) (29) (434)
Tax benefit from share-based award activity 50 473 405 854
Excess tax benefit from share-based award activity (50) (473) (405) (854)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (44) (50) (72) (90)
Income tax refundable - - - (567)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 113 31 (113) 24
Other assets (19) 9 (25) -
Accounts payable 29 28 36 20
Platform partners payable 53 (1) 91 (16)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 12 (27) (9) 162
Deferred revenue and deposits 24 - 44 (5)
Other liabilities 18 20 51 27
Net cash provided by operating activities 565 250 1,039 931
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (136) (171) (421) (1,037)
Purchases of marketable securities (850) (1,633) (2,742) (8,590)
Sales of marketable securities 95 443 95 571
Maturities of marketable securities 90 1,307 90 2,413
Investments in non-marketable equity securities (1) - (2) (3)
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired, and purchases of intangible and other assets (1) (336) (5) (911)
Changes in restricted cash and deposits 8 1 5 (2)
Net cash used in investing activities (795) (389) (2,980) (7,559)
Cash flows from financing activities
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock - (1) 998 6,760
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 3 - 27 9
Repayment of long-term debt - - (250) -
Proceeds from sale and lease-back transactions 7 123 15 205
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (46) (88) (128) (231)
Excess tax benefit from share-based award activity 50 473 405 854
Net cash provided by financing activities 14 507 1,067 7,597
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(9) 12 (5) (3)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (225) 380 (879) 966
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,131 2,098 1,785 1,512
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $  906 $ 2,478 $   906 $ 2,478
Supplemental Cash Flow Data
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest $     6 $     11 $     19 $     30
Income taxes $     3 $       2 $   179 $   184
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities related to property and equipment additions $     6 $    (21) $     62 $    (80)
Property and equipment acquired under capital leases $  102 $   161 $   393 $   251
Fair value of shares issued related to acquisitions of businesses and other assets $     2 $   250 $     46 $   275

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Results to Nearest GAAP Measures
(In millions, except for number of shares)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
GAAP revenue $  954 $ 1,262 $ 2,580 $ 3,504
Foreign exchange effect on Q3’12 revenue using Q3’11 rates 52
Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect $ 1,314
GAAP revenue year-over-year change % 32%
Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change % 38%
GAAP advertising revenue $  798 $ 1,086 $ 2,211 $ 2,950
Foreign exchange effect on Q3’12 advertising revenue using Q3’11 rates 52
Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect $ 1,138
GAAP advertising revenue year-over-year change % 36%
Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change % 43%
GAAP costs and expenses $  540 $   885 $ 1,371 $ 3,489
Share-based compensation expense (70) (179) (141) (1,388)
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation - 31 (7) (122)
Non-GAAP costs and expenses $  470 $   737 $ 1,223 $ 1,979
GAAP income from operations $  414 $   377 $ 1,209 $     15
Share-based compensation expense 70 179 141 1,388
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation - (31) 7 122
Non-GAAP income from operations $  484 $   525 $ 1,357 $ 1,525
GAAP net income (loss) $  227 $    (59) $   698 $    (11)
Share-based compensation expense 70 179 141 1,388
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation - (31) 7 122
Income tax adjustments (24) 222 (42) (609)
Non-GAAP net income $  273 $   311 $   804 $   890
GAAP diluted shares 1,520 2,420 1,507 1,884
Assumed preferred stock conversion 548 - 548 272
Dilutive securities excluded due to net loss - 159 - 170
Other dilutive equity awards excluded from GAAP1 278 - 259 118
Non-GAAP diluted shares 2,346 2,579 2,314 2,444
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.10 $ (0.02) $  0.32 $ (0.01)
Net income attributable to participating securities 0.05 - $  0.14 -
Non-GAAP adjustments to net income 0.03 0.15 $  0.07 0.48
Non-GAAP adjustments to diluted shares (0.06) (0.01) $ (0.18) (0.11)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.12 $  0.12 $  0.35 $  0.36
GAAP operating margin 43% 30% 47% 0%
Share-based compensation expense 7% 14% 5% 40%
Payroll tax expenses related to share-based compensation 0% (2%) 0% 3%
Non-GAAP operating margin 51% 42% 53% 44%
GAAP profit (loss) before tax $  379 $   372 $ 1,176 $    (11)
GAAP provision for benefit from income taxes 152 431 478 -
GAAP effective tax rate 40% 116% 41% 0%
GAAP profit (loss) before tax $  379 $   372 $ 1,176 $    (11)
Share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses 70 148 148 1,510
Non-GAAP profit before tax $  449 $   520 $ 1,324 $ 1,499
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes 176 209 520 609
Non-GAAP effective tax rate 39% 40% 39% 41%
1Gives effect to unvested RSUs in periods prior to our IPO for comparability

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