The latest incarnation of Facebook, Inc., is about to go public.
It’s a big deal.
But what makes this a big thing is the company’s track record.
In fact, Facebook’s latest stock offering is the most expensive in the company since it was founded in 2006.
That is to say, it’s not just the latest iteration of Facebook.
It is the latest version of Facebook to go under, a fact that’s made the stock prices rise dramatically over the past year.
As it turns out, that record was set in the wake of a 2014 stock market crash that left many people with very little money.
That crash, along with other financial turmoil and the global recession, sent the stock market plunging.
Facebook stock was already at an all-time low when the company went public, according to data compiled by CNBC.
In the year prior to the crash, Facebook stock was trading at about $10 a share.
That year, it was trading about 20 percent below that level.
In 2016, it rose by more than a quarter.
Now, the price of Facebook shares has rebounded slightly since then, reaching about $18 a share, according the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
That’s more than five times what it was at its peak in 2016, before the crash.
It also is significantly higher than it was before the stock-market crash in 2014.
But that’s not all.
The price of its stock has been rising faster than the value of the company.
The average value of Facebook stock has risen by about 5 percent annually since 2014, the data shows.
That’s almost three times faster than other companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, which includes Amazon, Netflix, Apple and Facebook.
What’s more, Facebook has been able to pull back on some of the costs associated with its business, like advertising and acquisitions.
For instance, the company recently agreed to pay $50 million to settle allegations that it overcharged users for its social media services.
But Facebook’s current financial health and performance may not be good enough to make the stock worth the premium it charges for it.
As the company grows, it will also need to improve its operating efficiency.
It could face increased competition from companies like Google and Facebook, and it might need to cut expenses, like compensation.
And that will likely have to come from other companies, as well.
Facebook could be forced to merge with a smaller company, like a media company, or perhaps it could be acquired by a big tech company.
That could leave investors wondering what it will look like when it goes public.