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Facebook’s Sales Growth Hits a Speed Bump.

The internet giant Wednesday reported a slowdown in revenue growth, something it had warned would happen. It’s coming at a time when Facebook faces plenty of tough challenges.

Last week we cautioned of troubles ahead for the social media giant – read here. This is only the beginning.

The main points of Facebook’s latest earnings:

  • Fourth-quarter revenue grew 25 percent, to $21.1 billion. That’s the slowest pace in Facebook’s history as a publicly traded company, according to the WSJ.
  • Daily users of the core Facebook platform grew to 1.66 billion, beating analyst expectations of 1.65 billion.
  • Expenses also rose, reducing Facebook’s operating margin to 42 percent from 46 percent. This seemed to be the decisive factor, causing the selloff.

The company also said it would pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial-recognition technology.

It’s the latest cue of the legal headaches that continue to bedevil Facebook, which also include a slew of new regulations around the world governing security and data.

Shares in Facebook fell 7 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday, with investors worrying that the company has peaked and faces serious downside risk.

Read our full article on Facebook here.

Luka Marjanovic


Luka holds a Bachelor’s in International Business and a Master’s in International Management. During his undergraduate studies he worked as a research assistant in the field of Big Data; founded his own consulting firm providing services to local SME's in various sectors and invested in the capital markets; as well as working pro-bono providing education and career counselling. Prior to his business education, he studied Biology-and-Biotechnology, and served in the Danish Royal Army as Second Sergeant, leading and managing a group under extreme conditions and pressure. Luka has spent significant time abroad, living and working in seven different countries. When he's not in the office, he's chasing the next gusts windsurfing, carving the mountain snowboarding or out in the forest for a jog.

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