Chart of the Week: What Could You Buy With $200 Billion?


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?






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