We have spoken today about Facebook’s growth slowing down, however still being the world’s most dominant social network. We know what Facebook is worth roughly in the region of $50 billion, but we can never truly know for sure the exact value. How much will the company be worth once stocks and shares can be bought from it?
In the 1st quarter of 2012, Facebook will go public with a never seen before the figure of $100 billion being predicted. According to Mashable, this would more than quadruple the feat that Google laid down in 2004, with an IPO of $23 billion. Facebook is still currently a private company; however, they have until May to publicly report their financial information, private or not.
The Wall Street Journal believes that the company is growing fast enough to justify the $100 billion IPO after sources close to the social networking giant backed these claims up. Social business site LinkedIn had a largely successful IPO, so if that is anything to go by then Facebook and its current investors should be licking their lips.
Facebook’s stock debut is reportedly going to be one of the biggest and possibly ever as a result of their runaway success. In the eyes of most investors, Facebook looks to be a win-win venture that surely cannot fail. However, will potential buyers be put off by Facebook’s recent growth blip?
After all, all good things must come to an end someday, don’t they? Let us know if you plan to invest in the site when it goes public next year.
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