Meta CEO Zuckerberg steadfast on metaverse plans despite $13.7B setback

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company has no plans to change its long-term strategy for the Metaverse, despite operating losses for its Reality Labs business peaking in 2022. Meta’s Q4 earnings released on Feb. 1 show Reality Labs lost $13.7 billion in 2022 — the largest ever yearly losses recorded for its metaverse-building division. The fourth quarter was particularly costly, with the division losing nearly $4.3 billion, which was also the largest quarterly loss within the department since financials for the business were first published. On a Feb. 1 earnings…

Facebook Parent Meta’s Metaverse Division Lost $13.7B in 2022

For the company as a whole, Meta reported adjusted quarterly earnings per share for the fourth quarter of $1.76, missing the analyst consensus estimate of $2.26, according to FactSet, while Meta’s overall revenue of $32.2 billion beat estimates of $31.6 billion. It guided for Q1 revenue between $26 billion to $28.5 billion, which at its midpoint of $27.25 billion was slightly ahead of the consensus estimate of $27.2 billion. Facebook’s daily active users also hit 2 billion for the first time in the quarter. Source