You are worth 125 dollars for Facebook

Blog post   •   Mar 13, 2012 09:36 GMT

Facebook is on the eve of the largest stock exchange listing in modern time for a technology company. Preliminary trading in the company’s shares reveal that Facebook is valued at around USD 100 billion!

According to the latest figures and in the second-hand trading taking place with Facebook shares in online marketplaces such as SharesPost and SecondMarket, the company was valued at USD 98 billion as of February 14. How the actual valuation will turn out on listing is hard to predict since the preliminary trading that is now in progress is not accessible to the general public. Facebook should be a stock with enormous potential popularity among a large spectrum of private persons, not least thanks to their extensive knowledge and the sheer number of users. How many companies that started operating in the first decade of the 21st century have more than 400 million daily users and more than 800 million fans?

As a comparison, we can look at LinkedIn (the largest social media site with focus on companies) which was listed in 2011. In preliminary trading the share was trading at 45 dollars. The first day when the share was...

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