Facebook IPO Pushed to Late 2012 at Earliest?

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If you’ve been planning to invest in Facebook when it finally goes public, then you might have to wait a little longer than you’d planned. According to anonymous sources talking to Financial Times, Facebook’s IPO might come as many as six months later than the original April 2012 date experts were expecting.

Those sources, credited with the vague term “people close to the company,” claim that the delay is down to Mark Zuckerberg wanting to keep employees’ minds on their work, and not about a potential payout estimated at up to $66.5 billion.

Delaying going public has other benefits, of course, including not having to disclose financial results or wasting time with those annoying investors. In fact, some analysts believe that there could be so many upsides for Zuckerberg in postponing the IPO that he could push it out even further—after all, it’s not like Facebook, which is expected to almost double its revenue this year, needs the money anytime soon. You’ll probably want to consider investing somewhere else, in the meantime.

MORE: Report: Facebook Doubles First Half Revenue to $1.6 Billion

Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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