Twitter is a global social networking platform that allows its users to send and read 140-character messages known as “tweets”. It offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and data partners. The Company enables registered users to read and post their tweets through the web, short message service, and mobile applications. As a global real-time communications platform, Twitter has a huge number of visitors and users around the world. Its active group of registered members includes world leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
3,583 (est)
Twitter was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at Twitter

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Ned Segal

Ned Segal

Anthony Noto

Anthony Noto

Vijaya Gadde

Vijaya Gadde

General Counsel
Kayvon Beykpour

Kayvon Beykpour

GM, Video
Ed Ho

Ed Ho

GM, Consumer Product and Engineering
Grace Kim

Grace Kim

VP, Design & User Research
Bruce Falck

Bruce Falck

GM, Revenue Product and Engineering
Leslie Berland

Leslie Berland

CMO & Head of People

Twitter Office Locations

Twitter has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Boulder and in 37 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1355 Market St.
Seattle, US
1501 4th Avenue
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Twitter Financials and Metrics

Twitter Financials

Twitter's revenue was reported to be $2.5 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

589.6 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

379.6 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

(21.1 m)

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

7.3 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

18 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

1.6 b


18.2 b
Twitter's current market capitalization is $18 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


219 m203.3 m841 m1.5 b911.5 m988.6 m

Accounts Receivable

39.8 m112.2 m247.3 m418.5 m638.7 m650.7 m

Prepaid Expenses

6.7 m17.5 m93.3 m215.5 m247.8 m227 m

Current Assets

596.1 m554.5 m2.6 b4.3 b4.4 b4.7 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


960.8 m845 m2.3 b1.6 b883.3 m876.4 m1 b947.7 m1 b1.2 b1.3 b1.6 b

Accounts Receivable

237.9 m287.1 m324.7 m415.5 m475.2 m536.8 m576.8 m556.8 m590.1 m501.2 m524.1 m509.9 m

Prepaid Expenses

90.9 m79.8 m201.5 m221.4 m234.7 m237.6 m235.7 m237.1 m224.1 m250.5 m236.1 m234.5 m

Current Assets

2.5 b2.5 b4.2 b4.2 b4.3 b4.3 b4.4 b4.4 b4.5 b4.7 b4.8 b5 b
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(67.3 m)(128.3 m)(79.4 m)(645.3 m)(577.8 m)(521 m)(456.9 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

10.4 m24.2 m72.5 m110.9 m208.2 m312.8 m402.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(4.8 m)(33 m)(73.9 m)(112.1 m)(177.6 m)(216.6 m)(23 m)

Accounts Payable

1.5 m(918 k)2.9 m8 m18.1 m76.4 m(7.1 m)
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

(132.4 m)(277 m)(452.5 m)(162.4 m)(299.1 m)(430.8 m)(79.7 m)(186.9 m)(289.8 m)(61.6 m)(178 m)(199.1 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

40 m85.6 m145.7 m67.9 m143.9 m225.4 m88.6 m181.9 m282.8 m102.8 m205.9 m303.3 m

Accounts Receivable

8.9 m(37.2 m)(77.8 m)(4.2 m)(43.9 m)(105.5 m)65.8 m86.2 m51.2 m153.3 m133 m155.6 m

Accounts Payable

(303 k)1.4 m5.3 m(1.7 m)(11.4 m)(9.5 m)(37 m)(37.1 m)(26.3 m)(37 m)(13.6 m)(14.5 m)
USDY, 2017


2.5 k x


28.7 x


164.6 k


0.4 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Twitter Operating Metrics

Twitter's Patent Applications was reported to be 95 in Q3, 2013
Q1, 2010Q1, 2011Q3, 2010FY, 2010Q1, 2011Q2, 2011Q3, 2011FY, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012FY, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013FY, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Monthly Active Users (Worldwide)

30 m40 m49 m54 m68 m85 m101 m117 m138 m151 m167 m185 m204 m218 m232 m241 m255 m271 m284 m288 m330 m

Monthly Active Users (US)

10 m12 m14 m15 m19 m23 m27 m30 m34 m37 m40 m45 m48 m49 m53 m54 m57 m60 m63 m63 m65 m66 m66 m65 m66 m67 m70 m68 m69 m

Monthly Active Users (International)

20 m28 m35 m39 m49 m62 m74 m87 m104 m114 m127 m140 m156 m169 m179 m187 m198 m211 m221 m225 m236 m250 m254 m245 m247 m250 m259 m260 m261 m

Timeline Views (Worldwide)

71.02 b89.45 b106.07 b117.49 b136.33 b150.9 b158.76 b147.78 b156.71 b173.17 b180.64 b181.95 b
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Twitter Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
We Are Hunted
Namo Media
Adrenaline Mobility
Context Media Technologies
Fastlane PAB
Bluefin Labs
Apps & Zerts
Bounty Labs
Magic Pony Technology Ltd.
Vine Labs
Twitter UK Ltd
ZipDial Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
CardSpring Inc
NicheFebruary 11, 2015$30 m

Twitter Market Value History

Twitter Revenue Breakdown

Twitter's employees are reported to be approximately 37% female and 63% male.

Twitter Median Salaries

Source: 1.1 k public H-1B filings from Twitter
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Twitter's Web-traffic and Trends

Twitter Online and Social Media Presence

Twitter News and Updates

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Twitter Company Life and Culture

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