What Is The Real Value Of Meta Platforms Inc (META) Using A Simple DCF

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As part of a new series, each week we’re going to conduct a DCF on one of the companies in our screens. This week the stock is Meta Platforms Inc (META). We currently have the stock on an Acquirers Multiple of 20.70.


Meta is the world’s largest online social network, with 3.8 billion family of apps monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. The firm’s ecosystem consists mainly of the Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many features surrounding these products. Users can access Facebook on mobile devices and desktops. Advertising revenue represents more than 90% of the firm’s total revenue, with more than 45% coming from the U.S. and Canada and over 20% from Europe.

Recent Performance

Over the past twelve months the share price is up 66.92%.

META Chart

META data by YCharts


  • Discount Rate: 10%
  • Terminal Growth Rate: 2%
  • WACC: 10%

Forecasted Free Cash Flows (FCFs)

Year FCF (billions)
2023 37
2024 45
2025 54
2026 65
2027 78

Terminal Value

Terminal Value = FCF * (1 + g) / (r – g) = 994.50 billion

Present Value of Terminal Value

PV of Terminal Value = Terminal Value / (1 + WACC)^5 = 617.51 billion

Present Value of Free Cash Flows

Present Value of FCFs = ∑ (FCF / (1 + r)^n) = 204.23 billion

Enterprise Value

Enterprise Value = Present Value of FCFs + Present Value of Terminal Value = 821.73 billion

Net Debt

Net Debt = Total Debt – Total Cash = -4.76 billion

Equity Value

Equity Value = Enterprise Value – Net Debt = 826.49 billion

Per-Share DCF Value

Per-Share DCF Value = Enterprise Value / Number of Shares Outstanding = $319.48


DCF Value Current Price Margin of Safety
$319.48 $301.95 5.49%

Based on the DCF valuation, Meta Platforms Inc (META) is currently undervalued. The DCF value of $319.48 per share is slightly higher than the current market price of $301.95. The Margin of Safety is 5.49%.

It is important to note that the valuation is based on a number of assumptions, and these assumptions could change in the future. As a result, it is important to do your own research before making an investment decision.

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