Facebook Earnings to Show ‘Bright Spot’: Analyst

Monetizing mobile — especially tablets — will provide under-the-radar strength in Facebook's quarterly earnings, Martin Pyykkonen of Wedge Partners said Tuesday on CNBC.

On "Fast Money," the analyst sounded positive on the social media giant's advertising revenue.

"There's a big difference between a tablet and a smartphone," he said. "You can actually get higher rates on a tablet, closer to a desktop."

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Pyykkonen said that he expected earnings to clock in above consensus because of mobile.

"I think that's going to be a bright spot that most people haven't focused on," he said.

Pyykkonen also said that he expected Facebook to add a "want" button along its existing "like" button, which would help facilitate e-commerce — and larger revenues.

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"I think they're definitely going to have it," he said.

Much the same way Google invented a new advertising revenue platform, so will Facebook be able to draw advertisers unique to the space, Pyykkonen said.

"It's Facebook's game to lose," he added. "I don't think they're in a cyclical nature yet. It's more secular, but there's still a lot they have to execute on and we've got quite a few quarters coming up that we'll benchmark them on."

Written by Bruno J. Navarro, CNBC.com Producer.

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