Meta Platforms Earnings Estimate

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Many public companies, such as Meta Platforms, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing Meta Platforms' earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across Meta Platforms' analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
Meta Platforms is projected to generate 14.1 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2021. Meta Platforms earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected Meta Platforms EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Please check Investing Opportunities.

Meta Platforms Earnings Estimates 

 
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The current year Gross Profit is expected to grow to about 86 B, whereas Profit Margin is forecasted to decline to 0.36.
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Meta Platforms Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of Meta Platforms is based on official Zacks consensus of 11 analysts regarding Meta Platforms future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 80.84%, the future earnings per share of Meta Platforms is estimated to be 14.1 with the lowest and highest values of 12.92 and 14.88, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Meta Platforms is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
Current EPS
13.97
16th of January 2022
12.92
Lowest
Estimated EPS
14.1
14.88
Highest

Meta Platforms Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of Meta Platforms' value are higher than the current market price of the Meta Platforms stock. In this case, investors may conclude that Meta Platforms is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and Meta Platforms' stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2021

11

80.84%

13.97

14.1

Meta Platforms Earnings History

Earnings estimate consensus by Meta Platforms analysts from Wall Street is used by the market to judge Meta Platforms' stock performance. The investors also use these earnings estimates to evaluate and project the stock performance into the future in order to make their investment decisions. However, we recommend analyzing not only Meta Platforms' upcoming profit reports and earnings-per-share forecasts but also compare them to our different valuation methods.

Meta Platforms Quarterly Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA

12.56 BillionShare
The current year Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit is expected to grow to about 96 B. The current year Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT is expected to grow to about 41.2 B As of January 16, 2022, Weighted Average Shares is expected to decline to about 3.2 B. In addition to that, Weighted Average Shares Diluted is expected to decline to about 3.3 B.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Meta Platforms' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Meta Platforms in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
329.94331.90333.86
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Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
298.71360.21362.17
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28 Analysts
Consensus
LowTarget PriceHigh
300.00390.86460.00
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Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Meta Platforms. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Meta Platforms' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Meta Platforms' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Meta Platforms.
Note that many institutional investors and large investment bankers can move markets due to the volume of Meta Platforms assets they manage. They also follow analysts to some degree and often drive overall investor sentiments towards Meta Platforms. With so many stockholders watching consensus numbers, the difference between actual and projected earnings is one of the most critical factors driving Meta Platforms stock price in the short term.

Meta Platforms Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of Meta Platforms refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering Meta Platforms predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of Meta Platforms, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

Meta Platforms Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as Meta Platforms, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of Meta Platforms should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

Meta Platforms Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact Meta Platforms' stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2021-10-25
2021-09-303.1783.220.042
2021-07-28
2021-06-303.0613.610.54917 
2021-04-28
2021-03-312.34173.30.958340 
2021-01-27
2020-12-313.23583.880.644219 
2020-10-29
2020-09-301.91132.40.488725 
2020-07-30
2020-06-301.37191.80.428131 
2020-04-29
2020-03-311.70361.710.0064
2020-01-29
2019-12-312.56882.56-0.0088
2019-10-30
2019-09-301.87852.120.241512 
2019-07-24
2019-06-301.8751.990.115
2019-04-24
2019-03-311.59881.890.291218 
2019-01-30
2018-12-312.17662.380.2034
2018-10-30
2018-09-301.44441.760.315621 
2018-07-25
2018-06-301.69651.740.0435
2018-04-25
2018-03-311.34481.690.345225 
2018-01-31
2017-12-311.9682.210.24212 
2017-11-01
2017-09-301.281.590.3124 
2017-07-26
2017-06-301.12381.320.196217 
2017-05-03
2017-03-311.11991.35890.23921 
2017-02-01
2016-12-311.31281.410.0972
2016-11-02
2016-09-300.96641.090.123612 
2016-07-27
2016-06-300.81730.970.152718 
2016-04-27
2016-03-310.62420.770.145823 
2016-01-27
2015-12-310.67750.790.112516 
2015-11-04
2015-09-300.520.570.05
2015-07-29
2015-06-300.470.50.03
2015-04-22
2015-03-310.40.420.02
2015-01-28
2014-12-310.490.540.0510 
2014-10-28
2014-09-300.40.430.03
2014-07-23
2014-06-300.320.420.131 
2014-04-23
2014-03-310.240.340.141 
2014-01-29
2013-12-310.270.310.0414 
2013-10-30
2013-09-300.190.250.0631 
2013-07-24
2013-06-300.140.190.0535 
2013-05-01
2013-03-310.130.12-0.01
2013-01-30
2012-12-310.150.170.0213 
2012-10-23
2012-09-300.110.120.01
2012-07-26
2012-06-300.120.120
2012-05-30
2012-03-31None0.0645None

About Meta Platforms Earnings Estimate

The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of Meta Platforms earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current Meta Platforms estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as Meta Platforms fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit88.9 B96 B
Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT38.2 B41.2 B
Earnings per Basic Share 11.75  12.68 
Earnings per Diluted Share 11.60  12.52 
Price to Earnings Ratio 24.06  24.69 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA46 B49.7 B
Earnings before Tax38.2 B41.2 B
Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. Meta Platforms, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Meta Platforms operates under Internet Content Information classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. It employs 68177 people.

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The market value of Meta Platforms is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Meta Platforms that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Meta Platforms' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Meta Platforms' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Meta Platforms' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Meta Platforms' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Meta Platforms' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Meta Platforms value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Meta Platforms' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.