Facebook Inc Earnings: 3 Things This Shareholder Is Watching

Perhaps no company has reversed its fortunes on the stock market as decisively as Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) . After an embarrassing IPO in 2012, shares of the social media giant are trading 275% higher since bottoming.

As a shareholder in Facebook, there are a lot of things I'll be looking for when the company reports earnings after the market closes on Wednesday. Of course, meeting Wall Street expectations matters, but there are much deeper, and less appreciated, things for investors to keep their eyes on.

To find out what I'm going to be looking for -- over the short-, medium-, and long-terms -- check out the slideshow below.

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Brian Stoffel

Brian Stoffel has been a Fool since 2008, and a financial journalist for the Motley Fool since 2010. He tends to follow the investment strategies of Fool-founder David Gardner, looking for the most innovative companies driving positive change for the future.

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