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In spite of the crises: Facebook profit will increase by 30 percent

While Facebook for months from one crisis to the next fall, the business of the world's largest Online network, thus no damage. In the Christmas quarter, Facebook increased its sales in the year-on-year by 30 percent to 16.9 billion dollars.

The number of monthly active users grew within a period of three months, in the usual Tempo of around 50 million to approximately 2,32 billion. The total is estimated to use about 2.7 billion people on at least one App in the group, which also includes WhatsApp and Instagram.

the bottom line is, there was a profit of almost $ 6.9 billion, as Facebook after the US market close announced on Wednesday. A comparison with the 4,27 billion dollars profit a year ago is not meaningful because at the time, the one-off levy on foreign countries squeezed profits in the Wake of the US tax reform of the Income.

The stock reacted to the better-than-expected Numbers, with a Plus of at one time, more than eight percent in after-hours trading. This should show the relief of investors, after Facebook scandals, among other things, due to Data and problems in the fight against Manipulation and Propaganda, so much under criticism as never before.

Tesla makes less profit than expected

Different is the fate of the electric car maker Tesla. Although the company has completed another quarter in the black, but earned less than expected. In the three months to the end of December, a gain of 139,5 million Dollar bottom line.

As the company by Tech billionaire Elon Musk, on Wednesday after US stock exchange conclusion announced, compared with the previous year, as Tesla has made a loss, although a big progress. However, analysts had expected a higher result.

The shares fell after trading hours initially negative. The revenues increased, driven by the rice paragraph in the hope carrier Model 3 – to send nearly 120 percent to 7.2 billion dollars. After Tesla had made in the third quarter with $ 312 million, its highest profit, warned Musk in the middle of January already, that the result is likely this time be lower. Since the company's founding in 2003, Tesla has yet to complete even four times a quarter year with a Surplus.

(oli/sda)

Created: 30.01.2019, 23:42 Uhr

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