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How to buy Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Meta Platforms shares.

Meta Platforms Inc. is an internet content & information business with stocks listed in the US. Meta Platforms shares (FB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$169.49 – the same closing value as a week prior. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Meta Platforms

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Meta Platforms. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Meta Platforms reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$N/A, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Meta Platforms, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Meta Platforms. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Meta Platforms stock price (NASDAQ:FB)

Use our graph to track the performance of FB stocks over time.

Meta Platforms shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-01-24.
52-week rangeUS$0 - US$0
50-day moving average US$193.1404
200-day moving average US$269.0346
Target priceUS$294.13
PE ratio 14.8812
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$13.214

Meta Platforms share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Meta Platforms price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $169.49

2 years (2022-02-18) -17.79%
3 years (2021-02-19) -35.20%
5 years (2019-02-20) 4.26%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Meta Platforms stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is Meta Platforms under- or over-valued?

Valuing Meta Platforms stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meta Platforms's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Meta Platforms's P/E ratio

Meta Platforms's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Meta Platforms shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Meta Platforms's PEG ratio

Meta Platforms's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0333. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Meta Platforms's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Meta Platforms's EBITDA

Meta Platforms's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$52.1 billion (£41.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Meta Platforms's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Meta Platforms share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meta Platforms's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$0 up to US$0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FB.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meta Platforms's is 1.3761. This would suggest that Meta Platforms's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Meta Platforms financials

Revenue TTM US$119.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.69%
Gross profit TTM US$95.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.74%
Return on equity TTM 29.07%
Profit margin 31.2%
Book value 45.405
Market capitalisation US$532.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Meta Platforms share dividends

We're not expecting Meta Platforms to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Meta Platforms overview

Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover, and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages, as well as feed, stories, reels, video, live, and shops; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices through chat, audio and video calls, and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality hardware, software, and content that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. in October 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Frequently asked questions

  1. EOD price data and company information for Meta Platforms accessed 21 Feb 2024

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