Meta Platforms shares fell by 40% from the beginning 2022 of the year. What Analysts Expect

Акции Meta Platforms упали на 40% с начала 2022 года. Чего ожидают аналитики

Meta cost, former Facebook, in relation to profit and revenue fell to the lowest in recent 10 years. Some analysts consider, that in the coming months, FB shares could grow well.

Failed report

2 February Meta reported worse than expected by experts. Facebook traffic is weak due to high competition. So, the number of monthly active users has barely grown in the last three quarters. Apple's privacy policy also hurt revenue.

Among other things, Meta's net income and margins fell year-on-year. All because of the high costs of developing the metaverse. In 2021, these expenses cost the company $10 billion in operating profit..

After the report, during the day, FB shares fell by 26%. 21 february paper stand 206 $. It's on 46% below historical high.

Акции Meta Platforms упали на 40% с начала 2022 года. Чего ожидают аналитики

Experts' forecasts

After the correction, the Meta value multiples fell to a minimum: investors rate FB at 15 annual profits and 5 annual proceeds. And here is how banks assess the potential of Meta, investment companies and other experts.

KeyBanc: "Right now, Meta is showing attractive returns., and the potential for falling from the current level is very small. The company has already dealt with similar problems and has only grown stronger.”.

Wells Fargo: “Meta shares are the cheapest of the big techs. Probably, they may sink some more, unless the company proves, that corrected the situation. It could take a couple of blocks.".

Evercore: "Meta's current problems are built into the price. And the risk/return ratio looks attractive for investments for 9-12 months.”.

Barron’s: “Meta shares are at their lowest price ever since IPO in 2012. Multiplier P / E at the company below, than other bigtechs. Also consider $ 48 billion in the account. Meta bought back $19 billion of its own shares in the fourth quarter, and in January - by 6 billion. Probably, average purchase price starting from 320 $ - much higher than the current level. Managers guessed the market reaction to the failed report, but had a buyback. It's a bullish signal.".

According to TipRanks, analyst consensus forecast for FB stock prices — 332 $. It's on 60% above the current price.

Акции Meta Platforms упали на 40% с начала 2022 года. Чего ожидают аналитики

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