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Alphabet and Facebook Remain Attractive; We Reiterate Our 4-Star Ratings and $2,925 and $390 FVEs

Ali Mogharabi Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Ali Mogharabi |

Wide-moat Alphabet and Facebook, both trading in 4-star territory, became more attractive after declining 2% and 4%, respectively, on fears of rising rates, deceleration in digital ad spending growth in the second half of this year, and possibly rotation into cyclical names. Our fair value estimates for Alphabet and Facebook remain at $2,925 and $390, respectively, representing a 27% upside for both from May 10 closing prices.

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Company Profile

Business Description

Alphabet is a holding company, with Google, the Internet media giant, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Google generates 99% of Alphabet revenue, of which more than 85% is from online ads. Google’s other revenue is from sales of apps and content on Google Play and YouTube, as well as cloud service fees and other licensing revenue. Sales of hardware such as Chromebooks, the Pixel smartphone, and smart homes products, which include Nest and Google Home, also contribute to other revenue. Alphabet’s moonshot investments are in its other bets segment, where it bets on technology to enhance health (Verily), faster Internet access to homes (Google Fiber), self-driving cars (Waymo), and more. Alphabet’s operating margin has been 25%-30%, with Google at 30% and other bets operating at a loss.

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1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA, 94043
T +1 650 253-0000
Sector Communication Services
Industry Internet Content & Information
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 139,995

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