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We had a good second quarter: Mark Zuckerberg

MUMBAI: Social networking site, Facebook has had a good second quarter. The company declared its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2014 on 23 July. Its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “We had a good second quarter. Our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the rest of the world."

 

Operational highlights

 

 

Daily active users (DAUs) were 829 million on average for June 2014, an increase of 19 per cent year-over-year

 



Mobile DAUs were 654 million on average for June 2014, an increase of 39 per cent year-over-year

 



Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.32 billion as of 30 June 2014, an increase of 14 per cent year-over-year

 



Mobile MAUs were 1.07 billion as of 30 June 2014, an increase of 31 per cent year-over-year

 

Financial Highlights

 

Revenue: Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $2.91 billion, an increase of 61 per cent, compared with $1.81 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue would have increased by 59 per cent. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, a 67 per cent increase from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue from advertising would have increased by 65 per cent. Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 62 per cent of advertising revenue for the second quarter of 2014, up from approximately 41 per cent of advertising revenue in the second quarter of 2013. Payments and other fees revenue was $234 million, a 9 per cent increase from the same quarter last year.

 

Costs and expenses: GAAP costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2014 were $1.52 billion, an increase of 22 per cent from the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP costs and expenses were $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up 18 per cent compared to $1.02 billion for the second quarter of 2013.

 

Income from operations: For the second quarter of 2014, GAAP income from operations was $1.39 billion, up 147 per cent compared to $562 million in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP income from operations for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.71 billion, up 116 per cent compared to $794 million for the second quarter of 2013.

 

Operating margin: GAAP operating margin was 48 per cent for the second quarter of 2014, compared to 31 per cent in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, non-GAAP operating margin was 59 per cent for the second quarter of 2014, compared to 44 per cent for the second quarter of 2013.

 

Provision for income taxes: GAAP income tax expense for the second quarter of 2014 was $595 million, representing a 43 per cent effective tax rate. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses, the non-GAAP effective tax rate would have been approximately 36 per cent.

 

Net income and EPS: For the second quarter of 2014, GAAP net income was $791 million, up 138 per cent compared to $333 million for the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.09 billion, up 124 per cent compared to $488 million for the second quarter of 2013.

 

GAAP diluted EPS was $0.30 in the second quarter of 2014, up 131% compared to $0.13 in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses and income tax adjustments, non-GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2014 was $0.42, up 121 per cent compared to $0.19 in the second quarter of 2013.

 

Capital expenditures: Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2014 were $469 million.

 

Cash and marketable securities: Cash and marketable securities were $13.96 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2014.

 

Free cash flow: Free cash flow for the second quarter of 2014 was $872 million.

 

Click here to read the financial report

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