CITY VIEWS: IS FACEBOOK WORTH ITS $33BN VALUATION?

PAUL STAPELY | CONNING ASSET MANAGEMENT
“As a non-user, I struggle to imagine where a private company can possibly make anywhere near that much money with an asset like Facebook.”

MARCANTOINE DE ROYS | GROUP M

“It is difficult to measure the impact Facebook has had on 500m-plus lives as a monetary value, especially since we do not know the profitability. But it is hard to see how the current revenue models could justify such a valuation.”

DEREK TYLER | WASPFORD & SALTING

“Facebook is obviously an unbelievably popular website. With the right marketing strategy, it could plausibly generate that kind of valuation. Nonetheless, as it stands I cannot see how it can be worth that much.”