The Wall Street Journal, citing people who’ve recently seen Facebook’s financials, reports [subscription required] that the IPO could happen as early as spring 2012.
One source says the company is on track to earn $2 billion before taxes, depreciation and amortization this year. That figure is higher than the numbers Facebook presented to Goldman Sachs Group and Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies when they invested in Facebook in January.
At that time, Facebook’s shares were at a price that implied a $50 billion valuation. Now, according to this newest article, that number could be twice as much, . If that scenario comes to pass, Facebook’s valuation will be higher than the current figures for Hewlett-Packard, Amazon and Cisco Systems.
Anyone in New Orleans or Louisiana own shares of Facebook? Anyone registered on Second Market?