Facebook, Inc. (FB) : Q415 Earnings Whisper

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Facebook, Inc. (FB) is set to announce its Q415 earnings after the market close today. Analysts expect the social networking giant to report earnings per share of $0.67 and revenue of $5.36 billion. That would be $0.10 higher the $0.57 per share posted last quarter, and $0.13 higher the $0.54 posted in the Q414. Revenue is projected to be $1.51 billion higher than the $3.85 billion posted in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.69 per share.

As a quick reminder, Facebook reported Q315 EPS of $0.57, $0.05 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.52. Revs increased 40.63% year-over-year to $4.5 billion vs. the $4.37 billion consensus. FB has a long history of beating Wall Street’s estimates, and BofA (BAC) told clients in a note on Monday to “expect another solid quarter.”

Facebook is projected to report monthly active users [MAUs] of 1.58 billion. The company reported 1.55 billion MAUs as of September 30, 2015, an increase of 14% YoY.

On trading measures, FB is down $1.24 at $96.10 on normal volume. Midway through trading Wednesday, 9.41 million shares of Facebook Inc. Cl A have exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.86 million shares. The stock has ranged in a price between $95.80 – $97.84 after having opened the day at $97.83.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Menlo Park, California-based company have traded between a low of $72.00 and a high of $110.65. Shares are up 25.60% year-over-year ; down about 7% since the beginning of the year.

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