S&P Capital IQ Publishes Pre-IPO Report about Facebook
PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of Facebook Inc.'s  highly anticipated initial public offering scheduled to take place next week, around Friday, May 18, S&P Capital IQ's Internet equity analyst, Scott Kessler, has written "Facebook Pre-IPO Report: Significant Growth, Significant Risks."

"Among  Facebook's many strengths are a well-established global brand, large and engaged constituencies, leadership in the social segment, and a strong balance sheet, to list a few," said Mr. Kessler, who also heads the Information Technology sector equity research team at S&P Capital IQ.  "However, we see some challenges for the company related to international opportunities, mobile offerings and monetization, and legal and regulatory matters."

The 19-page report includes SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis, comparisons to major consumer technology companies (Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft) and a related scorecard, content associated with international operations and M&A activity, specifics regarding corporate governance and investment risks, and a section on valuation featuring multi-factor analysis involving 14 domestic and international companies. 

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