Facebook Net Income vs. Beta

FB -- USA Stock  

USD 209.94  1.85  0.89%

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Facebook Beta vs. Net Income Fundamental Analysis

Facebook is rated below average in net income category among related companies. It is rated below average in beta category among related companies . The ratio of Net Income to Beta for Facebook is about  20,056,179,775 
Net income is the profit of a company for the reporting period which is derived after taking revenues and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses. Net income is one of the most watched numbers by money managers as well as individual investors.
Facebook 
Net Income 
 = 
(Rev + Gain) 
-  
(Exp + Loss) 
=
17.85 B
Because income is reported on the Income Statement of a company and is measured in dollars some investors prefer to use Profit Margin which measures income as a percentage of sales.
Beta is one of the most important measures of equity market volatility. Beta can be thought of as asset elasticity or sensitivity to market. In other words, it is a number that shows the relationship of financial instrument to the financial market in which this instrument is traded. For example if Beta of equity is 2, it will be expected to significantly outperform market when market is going up and significantly underperform when market is going down. Similarly, Beta of 1 indicates that an asset and market will generate similar returns during over time.
Facebook 
Beta 
 = 
Covariance 
Variance 
=
0.89
In a nutshell, Beta is a measure of individual stock risk relative to the overall volatility of the stock market. and is calculated based on very sound finance theory - Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM).However, since Beta is calculated based on historical price movements it may not predict how a firm's stock is going to perform in the future.

Facebook Beta Comparison

  Beta 
      Facebook Comparables 
Facebook is rated below average in beta category among related companies.
  Net Income 
      Facebook Comparables 
Facebook is rated below average in net income category among related companies.

Beta Analysis

Facebook returns are very sensitive to returns on the market. As market goes up or down, Facebook is expected to follow.
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