| Facebook is focused on building and engaging products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. Co.'s products include: Facebook, which enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, which is a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger and WhatsApp, which are messaging applications; and Oculus, which is a hardware, software, and developer ecosystem that allows people to come together and connect with each other through its Oculus virtual reality products. Co. also sells advertising placements to marketers. We show 28 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of FB's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Facebook shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Facebook versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Facebook by allowing them to research Facebook shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.