In dollar terms, the global online advertising market is forecast to grow to $335 billion by 2020, up from $194.6 billion in 2016.
As of August 17, Facebook stock yielded a return of -1.8% on a volume of 17.2 million to close at ~$166.91.
In this article, we’ll compare how fast Facebook’s (FB) expenses are rising with how fast its revenues are rising.
The US (SPY) accounts for the greatest portion of Facebook’s revenues with more than 49% of overall revenue in the latest quarter coming from the US and Canada.
Facebook’s (FB) advertising business continues to deliver strong performance despite escalating competition in the Internet advertising sector.
Facebook (FB) is allocating more resources to its R&D (research and development) machine, which is evident from the company’s R&D budget and headcount growth.
As Facebook (FB) steps up its investment in new products and new markets to drive revenue growth, investors are closely watching its bottom line.
Facebook (FB) has recently warned about an impending slowdown in its growth rate as a result of a shift in its advertising strategy.
Of the 30 analysts tracking Lowe’s, 56.7% recommend a “buy,” while 40% recommend a “hold,” and the remaining 3.3% recommend a “sell.”
On August 17, 2017, Lowe’s was trading at a forward PE multiple of 14.9x, compared with 17.0x before its 1Q17 earnings announcement.
For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Lowe’s (LOW) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $1.61, which would mean growth of 17.5% from $1.37 in 2Q16.
For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Lowe’s (LOW) to post a gross margin, EBITDA margin, and net margin of 34.3%, 14.1%, and 7.0%, respectively.
For 2Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) is expected to post revenues of ~$19.5 billion, which would mean growth of 7.0% from around $18.3 billion in 2Q16.
Despite the recent fall in Lowe’s stock price, LOW has returned 4.2% YTD.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) repurchased 38 million shares worth $1.2 billion in fiscal 4Q17 and paid ~$1.4 billion in dividends to shareholders.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) expects its revenues to fall in the range of 1%–3% YoY year-over-year in fiscal 1Q18.
In fiscal 2017, revenues from Cisco’s Services segment rose 3% year-over-year to $12.3 billion.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Wireless business rose 5% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to $800 million.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Switching business fell 9% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to ~$3.4 billion.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Data Center segment fell 4% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to $837 million.