| Meta Platform is building products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices. Co.'s products include: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook Reality Labs. Co. sells advertising placements to marketers. Co.'s ads enable marketers to reach people based on a variety of factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviors. Marketers purchase ads that can appear in several places including on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and third-party applications and websites. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of FB's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of FB shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like FB 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 FB by allowing them to research FB shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.