Facebook filed an amended S-1 today, establishing an initial public offering price range of $28 to $35, with the company expecting to issue 337.4 million shares. Based on the price range, the company will have a valuation of $85 billion to $95 billion, which would dwarf all other social companies, including Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN).
Note: This valuation could change. Early next week, Facebook will go on its roadshow to get investor feedback, which could have an effect.
But it seems likely that Facebook will want to be somewhat conservative on the valuation so as to not have the IPO fall on its first day of trading.
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Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He also is the author of “The Complete M&A Handbook”, “All About Short Selling” and “All About Commodities.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli or reach him via email. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.