Is Facebook the World's Cheapest Company?

On a long-term view, Facebook is the cheapest company on earth, while the technology giants have become safe havens, according to Blue Whale's Stephen Yiu

David Brenchley 29 August, 2018 | 12:44PM
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On a long-term view, Facebook (FB) is “the cheapest company in the world”, according to Blue Whale Capital’s Stephen Yiu, but that hasn’t stopped the fund manager slashing his position in half due to short-term challenges.

The social media giant has had a troubled 2018. The Cambridge Analytica scandal resulted in a loss of faith from large parts of the public. Shares fell 18% in the immediate aftermath but recovered by 43% to reach a record high in anticipation of second-quarter results in July.

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Alphabet Inc A2,859.32 USD0.00Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C2,875.53 USD0.00Rating Inc3,437.36 USD0.00Rating
Facebook Inc A310.39 USD0.00Rating
LF Blue Whale Growth R Sterling Acc207.62 GBP-1.76Rating
Microsoft Corp329.49 USD0.00Rating

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