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Facebook's GAAP to Pro-Forma Income

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What information can the pro-forma earnings number provide that the GAAP earnings number does not?
Give examples from Facebook of the possible differences that might exist between the two earnings numbers.
What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of using pro-forma earnings to assess a firm's performance?
How does Facebook's performance look under GAAP and pro-forma?

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What information can the pro-forma earnings number provide that the GAAP earnings number does not? Give examples from Facebook of the possible differences that might exist between the two earnings numbers.
In page 17 of Facebook's Second Quarter Earnings' presentation, Facebook presented its GAAP net income (loss) which is then adjusted for non-GAAP items such as share-based compensation expense, payroll tax expenses related ...

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The solution compares Facebook's GAAP and pro-forma income. Examples from Facebook of possible differences that might exist between the two earnings numbers are provided.

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