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 Data and 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.
Numbers are in $, USD

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 (21-Jun-2017)

12.9 b

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

988.6 m
Twitter's current market capitalization is $12.9 b.
  • Source: SEC Filings
Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


664.9 m1.4 b2.2 b2.5 b

Revenue growth, %


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, %


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


(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 b911.5 m988.6 m


215.5 m247.8 m227 m

Current Assets

4.3 b4.4 b4.7 b


557 m735.3 m783.9 m


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

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
FY, 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)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


649 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, 2017

Monthly Active Users (International)

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

Monthly Active Users (US)

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

Patents Issued

9629629659699709729799909931.01 k1.02 k1.04 k1.03 k

Twitter Market Value History

Twitter Revenue Breakdown

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

Twitter Job Categories

Twitter Median Salaries

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

Twitter Online and Social Media Presence

Twitter News and Updates

Twitter Company Life and Culture

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