Facebook surprises in its financial statements for the fourth quarter positive.
the Company behind the popular social media delivers in the financial statements a turnover that has risen to 16,91 billion u.s. dollars. This is equivalent to about 110 billion dollars.
Analysts expected a revenue of 16,39 billion - dollar about of 106.5 billion.
the Surplus is, according to the AFP news agency increased by around 61 percent compared with the same period last year.
the Growth can Facebook thank a growing Instagram business and a steadily increasing growth in its advertising sales to businesses.
The number of monthly active users has increased to 2,32 billion - which falls well in line with expectations. This is an increase of nine percent compared to the year before.
- Our community and the business continues to grow, says founder and ceo Mark Zuckerberg in a message.
Facebook has worked very hard to keep the number of active Facebook users up.
According to DR media research and report media developments 2018 were fewer danes on Facebook daily in 2018. According to the report, it is especially the 12-24-year-olds who spend less time on Facebook.
After the accounts increases the share by almost seven percent in the aftermarket.
Facebook is also growing massively, with regard to employees. 31. december was the number of employees of the social media 35.587.
Haris Anwar, who is an analyst at investing.com tells after the accounts, that the worst is over for social media.
- Its annonceforretning and user engagement has not been affected despite the negative storm of the past year, says the analyst.
Facebook has promised to focus on privacy and security on Facebook after a number of cases on the shared user data and propaganda, which has damaged the social media image.