Twitter Strikes Net Profit, Shares Rocket

Angelica Greene
February 9, 2018

During the fourth quarter analysts expected that the company would generate earnings in the amount of $0.14 per share. Adjusted results usually exclude stock-based compensation and acquisition expenses, and other items. The social network's financial results handily beat Wall Street expectations.Twitter Posts Q4 As The First Profitable Quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Twitter.

An analyst at a small research firm told his clients Twitter shares have gone up way too far. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 3,347,277 shares of company stock valued at $71,880,388. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,836,225 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $872,704,000 after acquiring an additional 2,838,459 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its position in shares of Twitter by 21.3% during the second quarter. Twitter had a negative return on equity of 1.21% and a negative net margin of 15.08%.

According to the company, MAU was impacted by seasonality and the change to Safari's third-party app integration, which affected approximately 2 million MAU in the quarter - roughly 1 million in the US and 1 million in worldwide markets. The stock appeared $27.33 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.20% for the last five trades. Its revenue totaled $586.73 million up 2.24% from the previous quarter. The legal version of this report can be accessed at

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While Twitter's U.S. revenue dropped 8% year-on-year to $406m, this was offset by strong global revenue growth of 17% thanks to a strong performance in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Consensus earnings estimates are far from ideal, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock.

Twitter's user growth numbers are mixed, making it unclear how successful efforts have been to enhance the user experience with a change to its algorithm that prioritizes the most relevant posts and by expanding the allowable length for tweets to 280 characters. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US & global copyright and trademark legislation. Twitter began purging millions of fake accounts in response. Its Twitter is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies.

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