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 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)
Type
Public
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2006
Size (employees)
3,583 (est)
Twitter was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Twitter

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Chief Executive Officer
Biz Stone

Biz Stone

Founder
Anthony Noto

Anthony Noto

COO & CFO
Leslie Berland

Leslie Berland

Chief Marketing Officer
Vijaya Gadde

Vijaya Gadde

General Counsel
Ed Ho

Ed Ho

VP of Product and Engineering
Candi Castleberry

Candi Castleberry

VP of inclusion and diversity
Matt Derella

Matt Derella

VP of Global Revenue
Robert Kaiden

Robert Kaiden

Chief Accounting Officer
Keith Coleman

Keith Coleman

VP of Product
Bruce Falck

Bruce Falck

Head of Revenue Product

Twitter Office Locations

Twitter has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Boulder and in 37 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1355 Market St.
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Twitter Data and Metrics

Twitter Financial Metrics

Twitter's revenue was reported to be $574 m in Q2, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

574 m

Net income (Q2, 2017)

(116.5 m)

Market capitalization (18-Aug-2017)

11.7 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

1.2 b
Twitter's current market capitalization is $11.7 b.
USDY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

664.9 m1.4 b2.2 b2.5 b

Revenue growth, %

111%58%14%

Cost of goods sold

266.7 m446.3 m729.3 m932.2 m

Gross profit

398.2 m956.7 m1.5 b1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %

60%68%67%63%

Sales and marketing expense

316.2 m614.1 m871.5 m957.8 m

R&D expense

594 m691.5 m806.6 m713.5 m

General and administrative expense

123.8 m189.9 m260.7 m293.3 m

Operating expense total

1 b1.9 b2.7 b2.9 b

EBIT

(538.9 m)(450 m)(367.2 m)

EBIT margin, %

(38%)(20%)(15%)

Interest expense

(34 m)(98.2 m)(100 m)

Interest income

(34 m)

Pre tax profit

(578.4 m)(533.3 m)(440.8 m)

Income tax expense

(531 k)16 m

Net Income

(645.3 m)(577.8 m)(521 m)(456.9 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Revenue

312.2 m361.3 m435.9 m502.4 m569.2 m594.5 m602 m615.9 m548.3 m574 m

Cost of goods sold

100 m124.2 m143.5 m167.6 m200.2 m198.4 m203 m225.2 m220.3 m

Gross profit

212.1 m237.1 m292.5 m334.8 m369 m396.1 m399 m390.8 m327.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %

68%66%67%67%65%67%66%63%60%

Sales and marketing expense

140.3 m164 m183.6 m201.9 m208.8 m236.2 m236.6 m224.4 m169.6 m

R&D expense

177.1 m183.3 m189.7 m198.9 m207.9 m155.8 m178.5 m177 m128.7 m

General and administrative expense

44.7 m51.2 m65.8 m64.9 m57.5 m63.3 m70.2 m67.4 m69.9 m

Operating expense total

362.1 m398.5 m439.1 m465.8 m474.3 m455.2 m485.4 m468.9 m368.2 m

Depreciation and amortization

103.1 m

EBIT

(149.9 m)(161.4 m)(146.6 m)(131 m)(105.2 m)(59.1 m)(86.4 m)(78.1 m)(40.3 m)

EBIT margin, %

(48%)(45%)(34%)(26%)(18%)(10%)(14%)(13%)(7%)

Interest expense

(2.1 m)(5.8 m)(24.3 m)(24.4 m)(25.2 m)(24.9 m)(24.9 m)(24.9 m)(25.4 m)

Interest income

(2.1 m)(5.8 m)74.7 m

Pre tax profit

(150.2 m)(175.3 m)(161.8 m)(156.1 m)(128.5 m)(77.7 m)(104.6 m)(96.3 m)(58.4 m)

Income tax expense

(5.6 m)159 k632 k3.2 m2 m2.6 m6.6 m3.2 m3.4 m

Net Income

(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)(116.5 m)
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

1.5 b911.5 m988.6 m

Inventories

215.5 m247.8 m227 m

Current Assets

4.3 b4.4 b4.7 b

PP&E

557 m735.3 m783.9 m

Goodwill

622.6 m1.1 b1.2 b

Total Assets

5.6 b6.4 b6.9 b

Accounts Payable

53.2 m134.1 m122.2 m

Current Liabilities

393.8 m506 m584 m

Total Liabilities

2.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

5.2 b6.5 b7.2 b

Retained Earnings

(1.6 b)(2.1 b)(2.6 b)

Total Equity

3.6 b4.4 b4.6 b

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

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

Current Assets

2.5 b4.2 b4.2 b4.3 b4.3 b4.4 b4.4 b4.5 b4.7 b

PP&E

467.6 m504 m599.8 m651 m699.5 m746.7 m758.8 m803.3 m782.4 m

Goodwill

514.6 m622.6 m702.7 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Total Assets

3.6 b5.4 b5.6 b6.2 b6.3 b6.5 b6.6 b6.7 b6.9 b

Accounts Payable

23.1 m30.6 m48.4 m51.6 m40.1 m90.4 m91.4 m104.3 m86.2 m

Current Liabilities

370.4 m442.5 m394.3 m424.8 m427.8 m422.8 m449.6 m470.6 m489 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

4.3 b5 b5.5 b6.1 b6.3 b6.7 b6.9 b7.1 b7.4 b

Retained Earnings

(1.3 b)(1.4 b)(1.7 b)(1.9 b)(2 b)(2.2 b)(2.3 b)(2.4 b)(2.6 b)

Total Equity

3 b3.5 b3.7 b4.2 b4.3 b4.5 b4.6 b4.6 b4.7 b

Financial Leverage

1.2 x1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x1.4 x1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(577.8 m)(521 m)(456.9 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

208.2 m312.8 m402.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(177.6 m)(216.6 m)(23 m)

Accounts Payable

18.1 m76.4 m(7.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

81.8 m383.1 m763.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(201.6 m)(347.3 m)(218.7 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.1 b)(902.4 m)(598 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

1.7 b(63 m)(84 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

(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)

Depreciation and Amortization

85.6 m145.7 m67.9 m143.9 m225.4 m88.6 m181.9 m282.8 m102.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(37.2 m)(77.8 m)(4.2 m)(43.9 m)(105.5 m)65.8 m86.2 m51.2 m153.3 m

Accounts Payable

1.4 m5.3 m(1.7 m)(11.4 m)(9.5 m)(37 m)(37.1 m)(26.3 m)(37 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

124.4 m38.5 m92.2 m182.2 m283.8 m162.8 m377.3 m566.5 m203.4 m

Purchases of PP&E

(94.1 m)132.8 m(67.7 m)(160.3 m)(266.8 m)(59.1 m)(98.2 m)(170.6 m)(39.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(99.6 m)(235.7 m)59.2 m(755.5 m)(834.7 m)(28.4 m)(313.3 m)(410.4 m)19 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(23.1 m)1.6 b(36 m)(40.9 m)(68.2 m)(24.1 m)(33.7 m)(61.5 m)(23.7 m)
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

160.2 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Twitter Operating Metrics

Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Monthly Active Users (International)

198 m211 m221 m225 m236 m250 m254 m254 m245 m247 m250 m252 m259 m260 m

Monthly Active Users (US)

57 m60 m63 m63 m65 m66 m66 m65 m65 m66 m67 m67 m70 m68 m

Patents Issued

9629629659699709729799909931.01 k1.02 k1.04 k1.03 k

Unique Video Viewers

55 m

Twitter Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NicheFebruary 11, 2015$30 m

Twitter Market Value History

Twitter Revenue Breakdown

Twitter Job Categories

Twitter Median Salaries

Source: 1.1 k public H-1B filings from Twitter

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