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. It enables registered users to read and post their tweets through the web, short message service (SMS), and mobile applications. As a global real-time communications platform, Twitter has huge number of visitors and users around the world. Twitter’s 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)-8%
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

Anthony Noto

Anthony Noto

Leslie Berland

Leslie Berland

Chief Marketing Officer
Vijaya Gadde

Vijaya Gadde

General Counsel
Bruce Falck

Bruce Falck

Head of Revenue Product
Matt Derella

Matt Derella

VP of Global Revenue
Robert Kaiden

Robert Kaiden

Chief Accounting Officer
Keith Coleman

Keith Coleman

VP of Product
Ed Ho

Ed Ho

VP of Product and Engineering

Twitter Office Locations

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

Twitter Metrics

Twitter Financial Metrics

Twitter's revenue was reported to be $2.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 14% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

$2.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

$1.6 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

($456.9 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

($367.2 m)

Market capitalization (19-May-2017)

$13.3 b

Closing share price (19-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$988.6 m
Twitter's current market capitalization is $13.3 b.
  • Source: SEC Filings
Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$664.9 m$1.4 b$2.2 b$2.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$266.7 m$446.3 m$729.3 m$932.2 m

Gross profit

$398.2 m$956.7 m$1.5 b$1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

$316.2 m$614.1 m$871.5 m$957.8 m

R&D expense

$594 m$691.5 m$806.6 m$713.5 m

General and administrative expense

$123.8 m$189.9 m$260.7 m$293.3 m

Operating expense total

$1 b$1.9 b$2.7 b$2.9 b


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

EBIT margin, %


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)
  • Source: SEC Filings
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.5 b$911.5 m$988.6 m


$215.5 m$247.8 m$227 m

Current Assets

$4.3 b$4.4 b$4.7 b


$557 m$735.3 m$783.9 m


$622.6 m$1.1 b$1.2 b

Total Assets

$5.6 b$6.4 b$6.9 b

Accounts Payable

$53.2 m$134.1 m$122.2 m

Current Liabilities

$393.8 m$506 m$584 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$5.2 b$6.5 b$7.2 b

Retained Earnings

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

Total Equity

$3.6 b$4.4 b$4.6 b

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.5 x1.5 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

$208.2 m$312.8 m$402.2 m

Accounts Receivable

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

Accounts Payable

$18.1 m$76.4 m($7.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$81.8 m$383.1 m$763.1 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)
Y, 2016


$649 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Twitter Operating Metrics

Twitter's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 319 m in Feb, 2017
Dec, 2014Dec, 2015Oct, 2016Feb, 2017Apr, 2017

Monthly Active Users

292 m320 m317 m319 m328 m

Twitter Market Value History

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

Twitter Online Presence

Twitter News

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