🐦 Twitter's Record Growth in Daily Users
What you need to know before the US markets open
Hey Global Investor, here's what you need to know before the US markets open.
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S&P 500 (Thursday Close) 3,235.66 −40.36 (1.23%)
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🐦Twitter Usage Spikes in Q2
Twitter stock rallied after the micro-blogging site reported the addition of 20 million users in 3 months.
What Happened? On Thursday, Twitter share price rose 5.8% following the record addition of new users in Q2. However, the company fell short of earnings and revenue forecasts polled by market analysts.
Some key stats:
Revenue: $683 million against $702 million forecasts, 19% Y-o-Y fall.
Operating income: $124 million loss against $49.2 million loss forecast
Earnings per share: -$1.56 against -$0.16 forecast compared to $1.43 per share profit last year
Daily active users: 186 million, 20 million new users in Q2, a 34% Y-o-Y growth
The revenue shortfall is attributed to a 23% fall in ad spends, due to the pandemic as well as the civil movement, Black Lives Matter. The advertising revenue has seen gradual recovery since March lows.
Home-bound users joined the platform to consume real-time news and information, and for joining global conversations about the latest events and trends.
The recent hacking of accounts of high-profile personalities – Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and others – was an embarrassing setback for the company. In addition to discussing enhanced user account security, CEO Jack Dorsey also hinted the company is evaluating new revenue models such as paid subscriptions. Twitter will likely begin testing these new models this year.
Market Reaction: Twitter shares bounced 4% higher in Thursday trading to settle at $38.44
TWTR $38.44 +1.50 (+4.06%)
Analyst Ratings (41 Analysts) BUY 19% HOLD 71% SELL 10%
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