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Stock Market: NASDAQ
Stock Symbol: FB
DRIP (Info): TBD
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Facebook reverses decision to issue paper stock
certificates and will only register ownership
electronically via the Direct Registration System (DRS).
This would not have been a surprise had they decided
this initially because the whole industry is moving to
electronic registration but it was a surprise now.
No worries though. Just as before, we will legally
register your stock so you are a real shareholder, we
will provide a replica stock certificate in the design
they were about to use (seen above)and we will
personalize it with the shareholder's name, and the
transfer agent with send you a DRS statement that has
your account number and proves you are a real
shareholder of the company.
Facebook IPO is here - The biggest tech IPO in history.
Be a part of it!
Facebook raises it expected price range from $34-$38
from the original $28-$35. This can still change. Note that only banks/investment companies involved with the offering get it at the IPO price. The market price will be established once the stock starts trading on the exchange. So we will get a much better idea of the IPO price as the time nears but nobody knows what will happen once that stock starts trading.
|5/1/2012||Facebook's IPO roadshow is expected to start Monday 5/7 suggesting the IPO date will be 5/18, or possibly sooner. The IPO roadshow is when company management presents its strategy to prospective big investors which is the last step in the IPO process. It normally lasts one to two weeks so we are looking for a May that no one will forget. See the Facebook blog.|
|4/5/2012||After fierce competition, NASDAQ beats the NYSE and lands Facebook stock listing. More at Bloomberg.|
|3/30/2012||Facebook IPO now expected in May.|
|2/8/2012||Facebook's amended IPO filing today unveiled an image of their stock certificate
design. Although it is possible that they change
their minds at some point, we are very happy to see that
they intend to issue paper. More on Facebook stock
|2/1/2012||Facebook filed for its IPO yesterday. Lots of
things must happen before the IPO can take place which
is estimated to be some time in Q2.
Several interesting facts from the filing:
- They expect to raise about $5B .
- Ticker will be "FB" . No info as to whether it will trade on the NYSE or NASDAQ.
- Facebook has over 845 million users and half of those get on daily.
- Revenue for 2011 was $3.7B which was nearly double 2010.
- Zynga of Farmville fame makes up 12% of Facebook's revenue.
- Mark Zuckerberg will hang on to 57% of the voting shares.
- Here is a link to the SEC Filing
|Cool CNBC story about the value of
Facebook stock certificates
Interesting CNN story on buying Facebook stock. Although GiveAshare is not in the video, guess whose framed facedbook stock they show?
GiveAshare.com sell Facebook stock when it is hits the
A: YES, we are looking forward to it!
Q: When is the IPO expected?
A: Expected in ~ May 18th, 2012 or sooner.
Q: What exchange will it trade on?
Q: What is their ticker?
A: They decided on "FB" - booooring!
Q: Will Facebook set aside some IPO shares that will be for regular people?
A: So far, it does not appear they will but this could change.
Q: What will the price be?
A: This is a more complex question. The IPO price range was raised from $28-35 to $34-38 but can change. Note that only banks/investment companies involved with the offering get it at the IPO price. The market price will be established once the stock starts trading on the exchange. So we will get a much better idea of the IPO price as the time nears but nobody knows what will happen once that stock starts trading.
|Facebook decided to not
issue paper stock certificates and instead will register
shareholders electronically which is the way of the
future. See our replica certificate.
|About Facebook Inc.|
|Just as the movie, 'Social Network' portrayed, Facebook was founded in a Harvard dorm by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. This social networking struck a chord attracting users at a lighting pace, at about 850M now and expected to reach 1B in 2012. The company makes it money from advertising and payments. Advertisers and companies like Zynga (maker of Farmville) pay Facebook to have access to its large audience.|
|We want to use the huge
interest in the Facebook IPO as an opportunity to teach
some basics of the stock market:
Tutorial 1 - Private vs Public Companies