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Ali Mogharabi

Ali Mogharabi is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar.

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Meta Platforms, the parent of Facebook, reported mixed fourth-quarter 2021 results. Revenue was slightly ahead of expectations but the firm missed on the bottom line. We have slightly lowered our revenue growth assumptions for Meta, resulting in a $400 fair value estimate.

Continuing strength in ad revenue due to the economic recovery, which drives more brand ad spending, and higher direct-response ad spending drove growth higher. The strong ad business was combined with the firm’s successful revenue diversification as the cloud segment is benefiting from digital transformation and wider adoption of cloud by businesses of all sizes.