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Facebook is it really worth the investment, or IPO?



April 11, 2012 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , AAPL

Will Facebook's IPO be the biggest IPO in American history? Probably not," said David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect." "But it will certainly be, by far, the biggest Internet or technology IPO we've ever seen."

The question more like it is will we end up wasting our money investing? Honestly I am on the fence about this one. Growth I think has slowed down, and they might be past their prime. Lets take a look at GOOGLE ( GOOG ) for instance, although it was a hiuge homerun in 2004. What has it really done recently. How much longer do think that will continue to grow? Myself, I see the gas running out soon, and the tank becoming empty. But I could be wrong. 

Facebook doesn't seem to be a household name like Coke, or Harley Davidson. But can it become one over the next 10 years? 10 years, yes I mentioned long term.  Now as I quote a recent CNET article

"Personally, I'll be pretty surprised if that's true. Although Facebook's IPO filing points to it making some serious money (profit has more than quadrupled in the last two years), growth is reportedly slowing. After all, how much growth potential is there in a company that already has 845 million users, per its filing? I don't doubt the company will be successful for a long time, but I suspect the days of hockey-stick growth are over."

My question is could it all be true? Please weigh in with your thoughts, I want opnions, and honesty on what you all think about the 5 Billion dollar filing.

9 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

Still no comments eh?

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#2) On April 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

Yep! NO forward thinkers on this site! Just a boatload of followers

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#3) On April 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Valyooo (34.17) wrote:

You think harley davidson is more of a household name than facebook?

How many facebook users do you know vs how many people that ride choppers?

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#4) On April 13, 2012 at 1:38 AM, CCharing (91.02) wrote:

BMW, Apple, and McDonalds are bigger than facebook.

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#5) On April 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

More people know who Harley is than Facebook! Its a fact, most Sr citizens know Harley, but dont know facebook

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#6) On May 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

Facebook stock of 34 to 38.00 a share is overpriced

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#7) On May 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

I was right by now buying into the hype!

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#8) On May 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM, gtbohrer (29.79) wrote:

Yeah....I think brand recognition on Facebook probably equals Harley in the US, and certainly exceeds it overseas.


Nevertheless, it's not going anywhere save level, is my bet.

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#9) On August 22, 2012 at 12:54 AM, SUPERMANSTOCKS (39.30) wrote:

Can I say I was right? Yes I can! Facebook has been proven to be overhyped and junk

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