Facebook has made its first financial announcement since becoming a public company in May. As part of the reveal, the company said it now has 955 million users worldwide who sign on at least once a month. This compares to a total of 901 million users which Facebook said it had in April.
The charts, as shown on Facebook's investor page, show that 186 million users come from the US and Canada, with another 246 million users based in Europe. Asia adds 255 million users while the other 268 million come from the "rest of the world". Facebook says that 552 million of its users worldwide sign onto the service on a daily basis. It also claims to have 543 million people that use the service via mobile devices.
In terms of revenue, Facebook said that for the second quarter of 2012, it generated $1.18 billion, compared to $895 million in the same period a year ago. The company recorded a loss of $157 million in the last quarter, but that number was mainly due to a number of one time stock compensation charges related to Facebook's IPO launch. Investors apparently don't like the news; the stock price is going down 10 percent in after-hours trading.
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