Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know

Updated: February 02, 2012 10:42 IST
In its regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook has put out facts that are not only an interesting read but also give insights into the business growth. Here are ten things you need to know.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
In its regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook has put out facts that are not only an interesting read but also give insights into the business growth. Here are ten things you need to know.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
Facebook Inc. indicated it hopes to raise $5 billion in its IPO. That would be the most for an Internet IPO since Google Inc. and its early backers raised $1.9 billion in 2004.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
Facebook has 845 monthly active users (MAUs) as of 31 December 2011, an increase of 39% as compared to 608 million MAUs as of December 31, 2010.

The company had 483 million daily active users (DAUs) on average in December 2011, an increase of 48% as compared to 327 million DAUs in December 2010.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
There were more than 100 billion friend connections on Facebook as of December 31, 2011.

Our users generated an average of 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day during the three months ended December 31, 2011.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
The company earned $668 million profit on revenue of $3.7 billion in 2011, according to the filing. Both figures nearly doubled from 2010.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
Facebook says 250 million photos alone are posted on its site each day.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
For every dollar that "FarmVille" maker Zynga gets for the virtual cows and crops it sells, for example, Facebook gets 30 cents.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
Facebook employed 3,200 people at the end of last year.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
The company had more than 425 million monthly active users or MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
There were more than 100 billion friend connections on Facebook as of December 31, 2011.
Facebook IPO: Ten things you want to know
Facebook users generated an average of 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day during the three months ended December 31, 2011.

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