Check Out How Weak Facebook's Revenue Growth Is Compared To Google Pre-IPO

Here’s are two great charts from Herman Leung and Deepak Mathivanan and Susquehanna Financial Group comparing Facebook pre-IPO to Google and other popular consumer tech companies pre-IPO.

In the first chart you can see Facebook’s revenue in the eight quarters before it IPOs compared to revenue of Google, LinkedIn, Zynga, Groupon, and Amazon. As you can see, Facebook’s revenue is much greater:

Facebook revenue

Photo: Susquehanna Financial Group

While it looks good for Facebook at first glance, it’s actually not.

Below you can see Facebook’s revenue growth four quarters prior to IPO as compared to Google, LinkedIn, and Zynga.

Google is the one to really focus on because lots of people are positioning Facebook as the next Google. At these growth rates, that’s just not true, at least not right now.

Photo: Susquehanna Financial Group

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