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Social media giant Facebook (FB) continues to post impressive growth numbers, and the company’s ability to solve the riddle on how to monetize its massive number of mobile users has impressed even the company’s biggest skeptics. Before Facebook, no other company was able to monetize mobile users. When Facebook went public 2012, it had yet to really solve the mystery on churning profits from its mobile users, and the market was skeptical it could since no other company had managed to do so, but not only has Facebook proved it can, it has been growing mobile revenues at an amazing pace. During the company’s most recent quarter, the company’s total ad sales rose a remarkable 49 percent year over year to $10.1 bllion, and mobile sales accounted for $8.9 billion of the total number, or 88 percent of all sales. Over the last five years, the company has grown total earnings by 66.0% per annum, and analysts expect annual earnings growth of 28.2% per year over the next five years. The stock gets an overall ranking of 85 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. The stock is currently trading at $187.87, and analysts have an average price target of $208.96 on the stock.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.

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