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MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 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 the SEC, 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

 

 

 

SOURCE Facebook, Inc.

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