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September 12, 2012

CNBC Closing Bell
Facebook: A "Massive, Complex Turnaround" 


A panel discussion on CNBC on September 12 underscores that if you are a buyer or seller of companies, knowing the current macro-economic events can be crucial to achieving the best price. Moreover, future value matters - as noted in the case of Facebook, where right now, there is uncertainty about Facebook's future reflected in its recent stock price decline.


In the on-air CNBC panel discussion hosted by Maria Bartiromo and Bill Griffeth, panel participant Marty Wolf commented on the future facing Facebook after Mark Zuckerberg's interview with Michael Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt on September 11 and QE 3 (possible quantitative easing by the Fed).Marty on CNBC


Marty noted Facebook is "a massive, complex turnaround." Its core business was overvalued at its offering price by at least a factor of two or three, no matter what metric you look at.


To put the post-IPO drop in perspective, Facebook has destroyed more of its enterprise value than the market capitalizations of Nike, HP, Sony, Manchester United Domino's Pizza and several other famous companies - all in one 90-day period.


Facebook can be grown, but it is competing with three of the best companies in the world: Microsoft, Google, and Apple. In looking to Facebook's future, Marty noted: "I think they have their work cut out for them."


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