Facebook Offering Extra 50.6 Million Shares

Posted May 15, 2012

Facebook has filed an amendment to their S-1. The company is going to sell 50.6 million additional shares at a public offering price of between $34 and $38 per share. Facebook plans to trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “FB.”

Here is what the amendment to the S-1 said:

We and the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters the right to purchase up to an additional 50,612,302 shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotments.

We anticipate that the initial public offering price will be between $34.00 and $38.00 per share.

Facebook would raise $14.7 billion in the IPO based on these prices and number of shares and it would bring their market valuation to above $100 billion.