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Meta Platforms Beats Expectations With $32 Billion Q2 Revenue, User Base Continues To Grow

Group's revenue up 11% YoY, ahead of $31.12 billion prediction by analysts; 3.07 billion family daily active people, up 7% YoY.‌

Technology company Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) reported second-quarter financial results after the market close Wednesday. Here are the key highlights.

Meta Platforms reported second quarter revenue of $32 billion, which was up 11% year-over-year. The revenue total came in ahead of a Street consensus estimate of $31.12 billion, according to data from Zenger News Pro.

Earnings per share totaled $2.98 in the second quarter, beating a Street consensus estimate of $2.91.

Meta reported 3.07 billion family daily active people in the second quarter, which was up 7% year-over-year. Family monthly active people totaled 3.88 billion, up 6% year-over-year.

Facebook daily active users were 2.06 billion in the second quarter, up 5% year-over-year. Facebook monthly active users were 3.03 billion in the quarter, up 3% year-over-year.

The company said its ads delivered were up 34% year-over-year. The average price per ad was down 16% year-over-year.

Mark Zuckerberg in Sun Valley, Idaho in July 2021. In its latest performance report, Facebook said its daily active users were 2.06 billion in Q2, up 5% year-over-year. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) 

Meta Platforms bought back $793 million in shares in the second quarter, with $40.91 billion remaining on an authorized share repurchase plan.

The company ended the second quarter with $53.45 billion in cash and long-term debt of $18.38 billion.

In the second quarter, the company recorded $705 million in restructuring charges for its Family of Apps and $75 million for its Reality Labs segment.

The company said it continues to invest in artificial intelligence and the metaverse, calling the two segments its “most compelling opportunities.”

Meta Labs sees full fiscal year 2023 capital expenditures in a range of $27 billion to $30 billion, down from a previous range of $30 billion to $33 billion.

Revenue guidance for the third quarter is in a range of $32 to $34.5 billion, which is ahead of a Street estimate of $28.29 billion, according to Zenger News Pro.

“We had a good quarter. We continue to see strong engagement across our apps and we have the most exciting roadmap I’ve seen in a while with Llama 2, Threads, Reels, new AI products in the pipeline, and the launch of Quest 3 this fall,” Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Meta shares are up 4.42% to $311.76 in after-hours trading Wednesday versus a 52-week trading range of $88.10 to $318.68.


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