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Meta Platforms falls as sales miss estimates in first-ever quarterly drop

Meta revenue slipped to $28.8 billion in the second quarter, missing the $28.9 billion average analyst estimate

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Meta Platforms Inc., the social media giant that includes Facebook and Instagram, reported its first-ever quarterly sales decline, citing advertisers’ shrinking budgets.

Meta revenue slipped to $28.8 billion in the second quarter, missing the $28.9 billion average analyst estimate. The company’s forecast for the current period also fell short. The shares fell as much as 8.7%, the biggest drop in two months. 

The company’s advertising sales efforts are hitting a number of snags. Marketers are spending less due to various economic pressures, leaving Meta and its peers to compete for the smaller budgets. Apple Inc.’s privacy rules have made ads on Facebook

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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 11:49 PM IST

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