Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results
 
MENLO PARK, Calif. – January 29, 2020 – Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

"We had a good quarter and a strong end to the year as our community and business continue to grow," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. "We remain focused on building services that help people stay connected to those they care about."

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Highlights
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Year-over-Year % Change
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
Year-over-Year % Change
In millions, except percentages and per share amounts
2019
 
2018
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Advertising
$
20,736

 
$
16,640

 
25%
 
$
69,655

 
$
55,013

 
27%
Other
346

 
274

 
26%
 
1,042

 
825

 
26%
Total revenue
21,082

 
16,914

 
25%
 
70,697

 
55,838

 
27%
Total costs and expenses
12,224

 
9,094

 
34%
 
46,711

 
30,925

 
51%
Income from operations
$
8,858

 
$
7,820

 
13%
 
$
23,986

 
$
24,913

 
(4)%
Operating margin
42
%
 
46
%
 

 
34
%
 
45
%
 
 
Provision for income taxes
$
1,820

 
$
1,089

 
67%
 
$
6,327

 
$
3,249

 
95%
Effective tax rate
20
%
 
14
%
 

 
25
%
 
13
%
 
 
Net income
$
7,349

 
$
6,882

 
7%
 
$
18,485

 
$
22,112

 
(16)%
Diluted earnings per share (EPS)
$
2.56

 
$
2.38

 
8%
 
$
6.43

 
$
7.57

 
(15)%

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Operational and Other Financial Highlights

Facebook daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were 1.66 billion on average for December 2019, an increase of 9% year-over-year.
Facebook monthly active users (MAUs) – MAUs were 2.50 billion as of December 31, 2019, an increase of 8% year-over-year.
Family daily active people (DAP) – DAP was 2.26 billion on average for December 2019, an increase of 11% year-over-year.
Family monthly active people (MAP) – MAP was 2.89 billion as of December 31, 2019, an increase of 9% year-over-year.
Capital expenditures – Capital expenditures, including principal payments on finance leases, were $4.24 billion and $15.65 billion for the fourth quarter and full year 2019, respectively.
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities – Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $54.86 billion as of December 31, 2019.
Headcount – Headcount was 44,942 as of December 31, 2019, an increase of 26% year-over-year.

Our Family metrics represent our estimates of the underlying number of unique people using one or more of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and/or WhatsApp (collectively, our "Family" of products). We define a DAP as a registered and logged-in user of one or more Family products who visited at least one of these products through a mobile device application or using a web or mobile browser on a given day. We define a MAP as a registered and logged-in user of one or more Family products who visited at least one of these products through a mobile device application or using a web or mobile browser in the last 30 days as of the date of measurement.

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