2 Jan 2011 dealbook.nytimes.com
Facebook has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a transaction that values the company at $50 billion
29 Jan 2011 -www.bloomberg.com-$82.9-billion
14 Jun 2011-CNBC———————-$100 billion
27 Jun 2011 -news.cnet.com———-$70 billion
27 Sep 2011-Venturebeat.com——-$82.5 billion
100 billion valuation divided by 1000 million subscribers
=100 $ net present value of ad profit (note if 80 billion valuation with 800 million subscribers it is the same)
=250 $ net present value of ad revenues (assuming 40 % profitability)
=2500 $ net present value of online purchases by Facebook ad clicking customer
(assuming advertisers dedicate 10% of revenue to advertising by Facebook)
and the lucky Russian Investor who invested at 50 billion valuation only to see it double in six months, where else has he inVested
Digital Sky Technologies co-founder Yuri Milner, who co-invested in the Goldman-Facebook deal, enviably poised in the middle. DST has been investing early and aggressively in some of the biggest names in the tech bubble boom like Facebook (DST first invested in May 2009), Zynga (the company that makes Farmville and Cityville for Facebook), and Groupon (the dudes that just turned down Google’s $6 billion).
NOTE -Both groupon and Zynga IPO investors lost money as they are now below IPO price.
More on Digital Sky Tech and Yuri Milner and the free internet in Putin’s Russia
Digital Sky got particular attention because of its broad control of the Russian Internet. DNI noted that the company is “a dominant force in the Runet,” owning the most popular Websites in the former Soviet Union, including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Armenia as well as others in the Czech Republic and Poland. By some estimates it reported “over 70 percent of all page views in the Russian-language Internet are on its companies’ Websites.”
From Wall Street Journal-
May 1, 2011
Last month, a private-market transaction of 100,000 shares of Facebook Class B Common Stock priced at $32.00 apiece gave the website a valuation of $80 billion. Two months ago, Facebook was valued at $65 billion, when investment firm General Atlantic reportedly bought 0.1 percent of Facebook by purchasing roughly 2.5 million Facebook shares from former Facebook employees. Three months ago, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) invested $38 million in Facebook, which was only worth 0.00073 percent of the social network, but still resulted in a valuation of $52 billion.
Something is gotta give?
Go ahead and Please. Buy Facebook Stock !
Do you feel lucky?