The Drivers Module shows relationships between Facebook's most relevant fundamental drivers and provides multiple suggestions of what could possibly affect the performance of Facebook over time as well as its relative position and ranking within its peers. Additionally see Investing Opportunities
Facebook Profit Margin vs. Cash and Equivalents Fundamental AnalysisFacebook is rated below average in cash and equivalents category among related companies. It is rated # 2 in profit margin category among related companies . The ratio of Cash and Equivalents to Profit Margin for Facebook is about 1,097,627,965 Cash or Cash Equivalents are the most liquid of all assets found on company's balance sheet. It is used in calculating many of the firm's liquidity ratios and is a good indicator of overall financial health of a company. Companies with a lot of cash are usually attractive takeover targets. Cash Equivalents are balance sheet items that are typically reported using currency printed on notes.
Cash equivalents represent current assets that are easily convertible to cash such as short term bonds, savings account, money market funds, or certificate of deposits (CDs). One of the important consideration companies make when classifying assets as cash equivalent is that investments they report on their balance sheets under current assets should have almost no risk of change in value over the next few months (usually 3 months).Profit Margin measures overall efficiency of a company and shows its ability to withstand competition as well as defend against adverse conditions such as rising costs, falling prices, decline in sales or management distress. Profit margin tells investors how well the company executes on its overall pricing strategies as well as how effective the company in controlling its costs.
In a nutshell, Profit Margin indicator shows the amount of money the company makes from total sales or revenue. It can provide a good insight into companies in the same sector, as well as help to identify trends of a company from year to year.