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Meta Platforms’ Shares Remain Cheap; Long Term Focus Required

publication date: Jul 29, 2022
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Image Shown: Meta Platforms Inc’s family of apps continued to grow its active user base last quarter. Its social media networks are used by billions of users every single day. Image Source: Meta Platforms Inc – Second Quarter of 2022 IR Earnings Presentation. 

On July 27, Meta Platforms reported second quarter 2022 earnings that missed consensus top- and bottom-line estimates. We appreciate that its active user base across its family of apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger) and its ad impressions continued to trend in the right direction last quarter, though recent softness in its pricing power is concerning. Meta Platforms is responding by scaling back its targeted operating expense growth, which we appreciate. We continue to like Meta Platforms as an idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, though we recognize that near term headwinds are weighing quite negatively on investor sentiment towards the name.

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