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If You Had Invested in Facebook at its IPO in 2012

Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, has 2.5 billion monthly active users and continue to grow at a steady price.

Many investors are wondering how much money you would have if you had invested in Facebook at its IPO (initial public offering).

Facebook held its IPO on May 18th, 2012 at the price of $38 per share for a $90 billion market capitalization.

Fast forward almost 8 years later, Facebook is a $620 billion company with strong EPS growth and nearly 1/3 of the world's population active on the site.

At $38 per share, here's hhow many shares you could have purchased with $100, $1,000, $10,000 or $100,000:

  • $100 = 2.63 shares
  • $1,000 = 26.31 shares
  • $10,000 = 263.15 shares
  • $100,000 = 2631.57 shares

Here's a chart showing you how much of Facebook stock is worth now if you had invested at the IPO Price.

Facebook Stock Performance Since its IPO on May 18th, 2012

If You Had Invested in Facebook at its IPO (05/18/12)Current Market Value (Feb 2020)
$100$509.35
$1,000 $5,009.35
$10,000 $50,009.35
$100,000 $500,009.35

Facebook stock has returned 23.38% annually since its IPO.

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