| Meta Platforms builds technology that helps people connect, find communities, and improve businesses. Co. has two segments: Family of Apps, which includes Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp; and Reality Labs, which includes Meta Quest virtual reality devices, as well as software and content available through the Meta Quest Store. Co. has launched Horizon Worlds, a social platform where people can interact with friends, meet new people, play games, and attend virtual events, and Horizon Workrooms, a virtual reality space for teams to connect and collaborate at work. As part of its augmented reality initiatives, Co. has introduced Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses and Meta Spark. We show 8 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of META's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of META shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like META 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 META by allowing them to research META shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.