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Private-equity firms now buying back their own shares
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Feds have removed a roadblock to driverless cars

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IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
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The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again
Short sellers pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan
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Singapore
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German 10y
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Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
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Facebook (FB) on Tuesday tumbled another 8.9% to $31 – well below last week’s $38 initial offering price. Shareholders who had bought the stock for a quick flip must now consider whether to defy all those Facebook skeptics and hold it longer.

That has worked out beautifully for anyone who has held Google (GOOG) stock since its 2004 debut. It has multiplied six-fold in price.

Like Facebook, Google is a purely online business with a dominant market share. It makes most of its money from advertising and turns a high percentage of each revenue dollar into operating profits. Its stock was also initially panned by many as too expensive.

But there are also some important differences between the two companies that may prevent Facebook from producing a Google-like performance over the next eight years. Here are three.

1. Facebook is nearly twice as expensive as Google was following its own stock market debut.

When Google came to market in August 2004, it had booked $2.3 billion in revenues over the prior four quarters. The stock ended its first day of trading at a price that valued Google at $27 billion. Those numbers make for a price-to-revenues ratio of about 12.

Facebook ended Tuesday with a value of $85 billion, and it has brought in $4 billion in revenues over the past four quarters. That’s a price-to-revenues ratio of 21.

Google has found a way to multiply its revenues 17 times since its initial stock offering, to $40 billion. If Facebook can do likewise, investors should expect its stock to do half as well, considering that it’s starting at nearly twice the price. That would nonetheless provide a handsome return for investors. But it may be unrealistic to expect that kind of revenue growth from Facebook.

2. Google has already plucked the low-hanging fruit.

Back in 2004, newspapers and magazines together captured 43.8% of advertising spending, versus just 3.7% for websites, according to Zenith Optimedia. That gap has narrowed. This year, 27.3% of advertising dollars are expected to go to newspapers and magazines, and 18.2% is expected to go to websites.

The shift from print to online advertising will continue, but not as quickly. In 2014, newspapers and magazines will collect 24.1% of advertising dollars, versus 22.1% for websites, predicts Zenith Optimedia.

In other words, Google thrived in part by capturing business from vulnerable print publications, but the weakest of these have closed, and others have built thriving websites. Facebook will have to compete for ad dollars with a stronger core of print companies and their websites, and more important, with the likes of Google.

3. The world only needs so much advertising.

Suppose Facebook grows much more skilled in turning its traffic into advertising dollars. Couldn’t it then multiply its revenues 17 times over the next eight years, the way Google has over the past eight? After all, the company’s active user base consists of 13% of humanity.

There’s a problem with that thinking, however. Google’s rise didn’t prevent print media companies from selling ads. Rather, it cratered the prices for such ads. For example, Google’s AdSense allowed just about any website owner to sell advertising by banding together with a massive jumble of other websites. The result was a flood of new pages available for ads, creating more supply than demand.

For a company of Facebook’s size, that presents a dilemma. If it doesn’t learn how to effectively sell ads against its massive traffic, its revenues won’t grow quickly, but if it does learn, the result may be a glut of ad-space supply and a drop in prices, restraining revenue growth just the same.

Global advertising spending is expected to increase 4.8% this year, according to Zenith Optimedia. Facebook’s revenues, meanwhile, are projected by analysts to increase 36% this year to $5.1 billion. That’s fast growth and it suggests Facebook is indeed taking market share, but it’s early in the company’s publicly traded life. For the stock to pay off over the long term, Facebook will have to continue to outgrow the advertising industry by a similar margin for many years to come.

Google has done it. But then, in its first year as a public company, its revenues didn’t rise a mere 36%. They more than doubled.

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    • It only seems natural that the eyes and brain will evolve not to pay attention to advertisements.
      When I click on a video and have to wait for an ad, I just do something else for 15 or 30 seconds. Honestly, I’m starting to just ignore all types of ads subconsciously. I can’t be the only one.

      I’m not sure if I would rely on any company that survives just off cheap advertisement that aren’t very effective.

      Here is a test – There is a big ad space on the top right of this site. Do you remember what it was ? Exactly!

    • and you can block the ads which is great.

    • Very good reasons, but there is more: DEFLATION! Deflationary crash is coming. An entire nation cannot borrow non-stop and hope that all will be fine when the pay back time arrives. US dollar is the place to be. There is nowhere to hide. There is no way to diversify. Every asset will decline against the US dollar.Google for “DEFLATIONARY CRASH KONDRATIEFF WAVE” to understand the dangers in this deflationary environment. FED printed trillions! More than tripled the base money supply. Where is the inflation? Does that tell you something?

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need to know
Burger King to sell hot dogs starting Feb. 23
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
US Foods files to go public
Salesforce CEO takes stake in Fitbit
U.S. government runs $55 billion budget surplus

Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race

Has college financial aid totally backfired?

Private-equity firms now buying back their own shares
Share buyback machine remains in overdrive

A new ‘Harry Potter’ book is coming this summer

What Apple, Amazon and Starbucks have in common

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
Meet the NBA stars who live with their mothers

Musician Lenny Kravitz owned the 19th-century Creole cottage in the French Quarter of New Orleans from 1994 to 2012. It's now back on the market at $1.16 million.

RE/Max N.O. Properties/Mansion Global
A bona fide celebrity abode — believe it or not
London house of the week has spiritual side
S.F. real estate looked like this in 2000, too
San Diego prices sending buyers northward
Location Scouts: Insider intel from top markets

A break for zombie-fighting Amazon developers

REIT bonus targets at heart of Brixmor scandal

Burberry sues, says J.C. Penney copied its designs
NRF expects retail sales to grow 3.1% in 2016

10 essential money questions to ask yourself today

Feds have removed a roadblock to driverless cars

Recipe for less boring Oscar acceptance speeches
Is James Bond’s Pinewood Studios for sale?

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?

If you’re bullish on oil, Chevron and Exxon are buys here
If you’re bullish on oil, these stocks are buys

Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

Tricky tax issues you should know about this year

Supreme Court halts Obama’s emissions plan
White House forecasts best growth in years
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

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Finding the best places to retire abroad
Expat retirees: How life has turned out

Is it wise to hold on to cash reserves?


IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
How to know if your tax preparer is a crook
Tax software firm warns of data breach
White House's lesson about online security

The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again
Short sellers pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan
24/7 Wall St.: Short sellers retreat from Nasdaq

Cheap oil may make OPEC dominant again
Existential threat to Russians and Saudis: Lynn

Will oil get so cheap, it won’t pay to extract it?


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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,284 +15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 0 0.02%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,087 +2 0.11%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,198 -1 0.09%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.35 -0.59 2.11%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,672 +40 0.71%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,017 +138 1.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,061 +64 1.59%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,714 +801 5.03%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,144 +216 2.73%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 315 +6 1.87%
Asia Dow
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Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 113.36 -1.76 1.53%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.33%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.41%
DXY Index
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German 10y
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Italy 10yr
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Spain 10yr
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Japan 10yr
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Gold
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 -1 0.21%
DJIA F
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S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,847 -1 0.07%
Silver
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.27 -0.72 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 684.12 6.01 0.89%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 11.98 -0.22 -1.80%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.41 -0.10 -0.27%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.34 -0.01 -0.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.43 -0.22 -0.60%
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Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
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