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Facebook Maintains Profit and Mobile is the Reason

News by Luke Jones on Thursday January 29, 2015.

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Facebook as a web company is a tired notion at this point as the social network is very much a mobile giant these days, or at least it is in terms of how it makes its money. On the whole the company increased revenue by a massive 49% through its fiscal fourth quarter to $3.58 billion. From that Facebook raked in $701 million in clear net income, with much of the revenue and profit coming from mobile advertising.

Over the year Facebook's profit increased by 29%, which is down from 44% in 2013, but can be attributed to more spending from the company. Facebook is not growing its user base like it once was, with just a 3% (30 million people) rise, but the per user revenue being generated has increased ($9 per user in Canada and $3.45 in Europe).

85% of all users now access Facebook through a mobile device, with 33% of users only ever visiting the network via a mobile product.

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