Recently, Facebook’s market cap has surpassed $200 billion dollars. That got me thinking….
What other companies could you buy for $200 billion, and how do those companies compare to Facebook?
First, we look at the market caps of a few companies. In other words – how much it would cost to buy the company:
At the time this data was put together, someone with $200 billion to spend could buy Facebook, Coca-Cola, AT&T or IBM for all about the same price. McDonalds is about half the price.
Next we look at how the net incomes of the companies compare:
Despite equal price tags, Facebook generates significantly less income, and revenue:
And generates significantly less cash:
Which gets me thinking….What the hell are investors buying for $200 Billion?