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QuestionsCategory: Financials QuadrantNumber of Shares and Profit attributable to shareholders
Dylan Lim asked 3 years ago

Hi Victor/Rusmin,
I was looking through Facebook’s Annual Report 2012 and i couldn’t find a Shareholders Statistics section which i can usually find in the AR of companies that are listed on SGX. So i happen to see that there are a number of Class A and Class B shares under “Consolidated Balance Sheets” – am i supposed to sum up the Class A and Class B shares to get the total number of shares?
Also, I couldn’t find the profit attributable to shareholders. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot! :)

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Kenny Quek answered 3 years ago

Hey Dylan,
You can get a quick overview of the company’s outstanding share by looking that at bottom part of their Form-10 cover page. And, on page 35, you can get more information on Facebook’s dual class structure. Class B has 10 votings rights compared to Class A of 1. The purpose for Mark Zuckerberg to have full control of his company while owning a smaller number of shares. Since there’s no difference in which profits are distributed, you can add both classes of shares together. You can get a breakdown of their EPS between the different class structures by referring to their financial footnotes on page 86.  

Dylan Lim replied 3 years ago

Hey Kenny, thanks for your prompt reply and information! i was able to find the info. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Just to ask one more qns, is profit attributable to shareholders the same as net income available to common shareholders?

Kenny Quek replied 3 years ago

You’re most welcome, Dylan! And yes, they are the same.