Facebook Poll: Readers Expect a Miss

James Rogers

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Facebook(:FB) will miss analysts' estimates in its first quarterly results as a public company, according to almost half of the readers responding to TheStreet's recent poll on the subject.

Just over 48% of reader predicted that Facebook will miss Wall Street's forecast in its second-quarter results, which will be released after market close on Thursday.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect the social networker to report revenue of $1.15 billion and earnings of 12 cents a share.

Just over a third of poll respondents, however, expect Facebook tol beat expectations, with just under 18% predicting in-line numbers.

Wednesday's weak second-quarter results from Zynga(:ZNGA), however, could impact Facebook's results. The maker of online games like FarmVille is a key Facebook partner and cut its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday, citing "a more challenging environment on the Facebook web platform."

Facebook's shares have tumbled more than 28% since the company's IPO. The stock was off 7.02% at $27.28 shortly before market close on Thursday.

--Written by James Rogers in New York.

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