By Emil Protalinski | February 6, 2012, 7:55am PST
Summary: After Facebook made its SEC IPO filing earlier this month, it?s time to put some of the data into charts. What company is Facebook closest to, in terms of revenue: Microsoft, Apple, or Google?
Last week, my colleague Ed Bott posted an excellent article titled ?Microsoft, Apple, and Google: where does the money come from?.? Now that Facebook has filed for its $5 billion initial public offering (IPO), I think it?s time to mash those numbers and pictures together, and spit out some graphs.
Here?s an excerpt from the Summary Risk Factors sections of Facebook?s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): ?We generate a substantial majority of our revenue from advertising. The loss of advertisers, or reduction in spending by advertisers with Facebook, could seriously harm our business.?