Estimates are pegging Facebook’s current valuation at $100 billion with its initial public offering coming up this spring. The social media giant will no doubt have the year’s most talked about IPO, but is it a good deal?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Gerard Hoberg talks about Facebook’s impending initial public offering.
Hoberg is an associate professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. His research includes studying corporate finance, security issuance, payout policy, industrial organization and empirical asset pricing. His recent work in IPOs examines the role of the underwriter and the role of prospectus disclosure in IPO pricing.
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.
Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:
- WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
- WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
- WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
- WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
- WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
- WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland