Facebook’s Meta reports first ever revenue drop
The company reported mixed results for user growth
Meta Platforms issued a gloomy forecast after recording its first-ever quarterly drop in revenue on Wednesday, with a global recession looming and competitive pressures weighing on its digital ads sales, Qazet.az reports according to New York Post.
Shares of Menlo Park, a California-based company, were down about 3.4% in extended trading.
The company said it expects third-quarter revenue of between $26 billion and $28.5 billion. Analysts were expecting $30.52 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
Total revenue, which consists almost entirely of ad sales, fell 1% to $28.8 billion in the second quarter ended June 30, from $29.1 billion last year. The figure slightly missed Wall Street’s projections of $28.9 billion, according to Refinitiv.
Monthly active users on flagship social network Facebook came in slightly under analyst expectations at 2.93 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 1% year over year. Daily active users handily beat estimates at 1.97 billion.