Updated from 10:39 a.m. EST to provide comments from Boston University in the second and seventh paragraphs.
Facebook last week filed an amended S-1, with first-quarter revenue rising 45% year over year to $1.06 billion (ad revenue rose to $872 million). Revenue fell 6% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2011 when it generated $1.13 billion in sales.
Revenue growth is a major issue for investors, according to Boston University professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department of BU's School of Management."Other [investors] will focus on Facebook's monetization machine and question if Facebook could create and maintain the growth in revenue and profits," Venkatraman said in an email.
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