As expected, Facebook today announced its fourth quarter 2012 and full year 2012 results. The company beats the street estimates for the quarter by reporting revenue of $1.59 billion and earnings per share were of 17 cents per share while the Wall Street was expecting revenue of $1.53 billion with earnings of 15 cents a share.
On sharing its big numbers, the company now has passed 1.06 billion monthly active users milestone with daily actives users of 618 million on average during December 2012 and the active monthly mobile users now 680 million.
“In 2012, we connected over a billion people and became a mobile company,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “We enter 2013 with good momentum and will continue to invest to achieve our mission and become a stronger, more valuable company.”
Q4 2012 Operational Highlights:
- Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.06 billion as of December 31, 2012, an increase of 25% year-over-year
- Daily active users (DAUs) were 618 million on average for December 2012, an increase of 28% year-over-year
- Mobile MAUs were 680 million as of December 31, 2012, an increase of 57% year-over-year
- Mobile DAUs exceeded web DAUs for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2012