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Instagram vs The New York Times

Gnstagram vs. York Times The New What's a company worth, anyways? On April 9, 2012, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The New York Times, on that same day, had a market capitalization of a little over 946 million, based on a $6.40 stock price. (Its market cap has since shrank further, to $888.67 mil, as of May 7.) The fact that a 2-year-old startup with 12 employees could theoretically be valued higher -- by Mark Zuckerberg, at least -- than one of the world's most venerable media companies, raises a lot of questions. In this infographic, you will see valuations that reveal how some iconic companies and brands are worth less in the eyes of investors these days than certain hot new startups. VALUATION/MARKET CAP REVENUE Instagram $946.4 Million $1 Billion $499.4 Million $0 New York Times *as of April 9th, 2012 HOW OLD IS THE COMPANY? NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES MARKET CAP PER EMPLOYEE • 12 people 2 years $83 Million 161 years 7,273 people • $130,000 Instagram is just one example of how new tech startups are beating the odds with large valuations. The comparisons below put younger companies face to face with their older competitors. Take a close look at the trendy and timeless businesses in the food, fashion, print, photography, gaming, film and technology industries. (All market capitalization numbers as of May 7, 2012, unless noted otherwise.) Splunk (SPLK) $3.05 Billion New York Times (NYT) $888.67 Million 2004 1851 Washington Post (WPO) $2.65 Billion Saks (SKS) 1877 $1.70 Billion Zynga (ZNGA) 1924 $6.14 Billion Barnes & Noble (BKS) 2007 1.06 Billion 1971 Groupon (GRPN) Top Players $6.67 Billion 1. Apple $532.50 bn $397.26 bn $257.49 bn $201.51 bn 5. General Electric ... $204.43 bn $198.06 bn $193.88 bn $101.19 bn $86.00 bn 2008 2. Exxon Mobil 3. Microsoft Eastman Kodak Radioshack (RSH) Company (EKDKQ.PK) $501.11 Million $70.68 Million 4. WalMart 1880 1919 6. Google 7. AT&T 8. PepsiCo 9. Facebook Instagram $1 Billion 2010 Logitech (LOGI) $1.71 Billion Peet's Coffee & Tea (PEET) *acquired by Facebook 1981 $837.44 Million 1966 Twitter $8.4 Billion 2006 Papa John's (PZZA) $1.17 Billion Jack in the Box (JACK) $1.01 Billion "based on latest funding round closed in 2011 1983 1951 Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) $2.21 Billion 1989 Cinemark (CNK) Coinstar (CSTR) $1.98 Billion $2.72 Billion 1992 1984 Gamestop (GME) $2.83 Billion 1999 Domino's Pizza (DPZ) $1.9 Billion Skechers USA Inc (SKX) $918.45 Million 1960 1992 Scholastic (SCHL) $921.65 Million Vera Bradley (VRA) $1.05 Billion 1920 1982 LinkedIn (LNKD) $11.52 Billion Pier 1 Imports (PIR) $1.77 Billion 2003 1962 AGE OF THE COMPANY older newer SOURCES Alpha Street Research; market capitalization values via Google Finance and Yahoo Finance; CrunchBase;; AlIThingsD.

Instagram vs The New York Times

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Facebook recently purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The New York Times, on that same day, had a market capitalizatoin of just over $946 million. How is it possibly that a 2 year old startup with 12...


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