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FB = MYSPACE 2.0 x 100 , Upcoming problems

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BATS:META   Meta Platforms, Inc
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Read this in an article this morning, about upcoming problems for Facebook
- Lock-up releases will likely lead to hundreds of millions of new shares being dumped on the market over the next six months ... and Facebook can no longer do a simple "follow-on offering" to manage this process.

- Facebook faces a massive ~$3 billion tax bill related to its employee stock compensation and can no longer do what it planned to do, which was sell shares to raise this cash.

- Facebook employees now have less incentive to stay at the company than they did prior to the IPO, which may make retention more difficult and expensive.

FACEBOOK LOCK-UP RELEASES:

August 15th, 2012 (next Thursday): 268 million shares, 10% of shares outstanding.
October 14th: 249 million shares, 9% of shares outstanding.
November 13th: 1.332 billion shares, 49% of shares outstanding.
December 13th: 124 million shares, 5% of shares outstanding.
May 17th, 2013: 47 million shares, 2% of shares outstanding.

So yeah, this stock is pretty much screwed

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