Facebook Stock Climbs To Mammoth Market-Cap Levels, Worth More Than AT&T And Coca-Cola

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News Posted: Fri, Jul 25 2014 9:40 AM
It seems like a century has passed since Facebook's IPO and subsequent stock performance came under scrutiny. Turns out all Facebook needed was to post a stellar earnings report, as it did earlier this week, and investors would be frothing at the mouth to own a chunk of the world's most popular social playground. In the aftermath of Facebook's latest earnings report, the company's share price sky rocketed to record levels, and it's now worth more than several long-time heavyweights such as AT&T and Coca-Cola.

At the time of this writing, Facebook shares are worth about $75.50, putting the company's market capitalization at just a hair below $192 billion. AT&T, which was founded in 1983, has a market cap of $185 billion, while Coca-Cola is sitting at $179.5 billion after 122 years of doing business.

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It's hard to tell if the excitement is starting to wane, or if Facebook has more momentum it can tap into from its latest earnings report. On Thursday, investors sent shares of Facebook to a record high $76.74, which in turn bumped the company's market cap up to almost $194 billion (as a point of reference, IBM's market cap is $196 billion). Not bad for a firm that only has virtual assets. Though it's trading at a lower price today, it's trending upwards in the early morning hours.

In addition to Facebook's high stock price and market cap, it's the speed at which all this is taking place that's also impressive. It took Apple around 30 years to reach the point where Facebook is today (in terms of market cap), while Google needed five years. Facebook has only been a publicly traded company for a little over two years.
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Thomas T. replied on Fri, Jul 25 2014 11:38 AM

No matter how you feel about Facebook it's just a fact that they defied the social network odds and developed a must have system. It's no surprise to me that they are doing so well.

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Drachen replied on Fri, Jul 25 2014 1:52 PM

Can somebody explain to me why this trash organization is worth anything? Especially worth more than AT&T and Coca-Cola?

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wow i havent heard about coca colas worth in a long time

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g00fb4ll replied on Sat, Jul 26 2014 7:43 AM

Don't worry, this is about the time a serious market correction occurs, hopefully not like last time.

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Wow i can't believe that face book is worth that much. Thought coca-cola was worth a lot more.

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Brian replied on Sun, Jul 27 2014 10:35 AM

I'm really surprised that Facebook's success is so lasting, especially when the social media market is so over-saturated. They pulled the Apple of social media and made it seem like you need a Facebook and apparently it worked.

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