FB: Facebook S-1 Filing: Everything You Need To Know About The Social Network's Proposed IPO
Facebook filed for a $5 billion IPO on February 1.
"There are more than two billion global Internet users, according to an industry source, and we aim to connect all of them," the company said in its S-1 form, published by the SEC.
Here are some of the best stats and facts from the S-1:
NASDAQ ticker name: FB
Lead IPO underwriters: Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs
Date founded: 2004
Number of employees: 3,200
Number of monthly active users as of December 31, 2011: 845 million
Number of daily active users as of December 31, 2011: 483 million
Net profit in 2011: $1 billion
Revenue in 2011: $3.711 billion
Revenue in 2009: $777 million
$3.9 billion: Facebook's cash pile in 2011
$305 million: Facebook's cash pile in 2008
85: Percentage of revenue derived from advertising in 2011
95: Percentage of revenue derived from advertising in 2010
98: Percentage of revenue derived from advertising in 2009
12: Percentage of revenue derived from Zynga in 2011
$1.49 million: Mark Zuckerberg's compensation in 2011
$30.9 million: Sheryl Sandberg's compensation in 2011
Increased mobile engagement -- Facebook's over 400 million mobile users are a threat to the company, because ads and commercial content are not displayed on Facebook mobile apps.
Competition -- Facebook asserts that its competitors (listed as Google+, Cyworld in Korea, Mixi in Japan, Orkut in Brazil and India, and vKontakte in Russia) could pose a risk to the company's future revenue by making it more difficult to locate Facebook in search or by "integrating competing social networking platforms or features into products they control such as search engines, web browsers, or mobile device operating systems."
Check out the slideshow (below) to view a cross-section of Twitter users' reactions to Facebook's huge news.