Net income reached $3.89 billion in the April-June period this year, up from $2.29 billion, the same period a year ago. Up till Wednesday's close, the share price had climbed almost 44 per cent this year.
Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced stats on his Facebook profile today.
Facebook shares hit an all-time high in after-hours trading on Thursday, after it said it enjoyed a 45pc surge in revenue in its recently-ended quarter thanks to continued dominance in the mobile video advertising market.
According to Facebook, in June its number of monthly users surpassed two billion.
He said the company's set goal to help 1-billion people join groups that become a meaningful part of their lives both online and in the physical world, and last month we rolled out new tools to help people start and grow communities on Facebook.
Mobile ad revenue accounted for 87 percent of the company's total advertising revenue of $9.16 billion in the latest quarter, up from 84 percent a year earlier.
The company's total revenues grew by $9.32 billion, up 45% from $6.43 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ago.
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) shares jumped almost 8 percent in pre-market trading, after the company recorded a 70 percent profit boost in the second quarter.
"In mobile we're continuing to see great strengths", Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said in a phone interview with Reuters.
"We're seeing more and more ad dollars getting allocated to mobile, and we think that trend will continue", he said.
That generated earnings of $3.89 billion, or $1.41 per share, which was a 71 percent year-over-year increase and beat analyst expectations of $1.34 per share.
Analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.13 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Of course, many of those same publishers are the reason Facebook is doing so well, what with them making sure their content in on the those Facebook pages.