FB = MYSPACE 2.0 x 100 , Upcoming problems

BATS:META   Meta Platforms, Inc
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.


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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