It`s all green in Europe today. Europe bounce back from an oversold technical level. Nikkei slid in a choppy session in Asia today. It seems like the U.S market will open up today, but I am very excited about the Social media stocks today. Take a look at Twitter. Down -17,7% AH!
Twitter beat the Wall Street expectations. The MAU`s growth is slowing, CEO Dick Costolo in Twitter (TWTR) said. He admitted on the CC Twitter needs to become more easy for new users to grasp. Loss in Q4 is $511 million. Revenue totaled $243 million (up 116%). Investors expected revenue of $218 million. Twitter beat the investors expectations on their first earnings report as a public company.
The blogging site had 241 million average monthly active users as of December 31 (Up 30% in one year). Mobile users is about 184 million in Q4 (up 37%). They added «only» 9 million users in the last 3 months.
Advertising revenue totaled $220 million (up 121% Y/Y), and mobile advertising accounts for more than 75% of that.
Twitter ended Q4 with about 1/5 as many MAU`s as Facebook have. Costolo belive he has the right solution: Adding more conversational features and rich media content. Enabling the discovery of content based on topics. Interactions per Timeline view continue to grow, he said.
He also said that retweets and favorites are up over 35%. Twitter are working with e-commerce opportunities and said they`re just scratching the surface when it comes to ad monetization. Twitter will take a conservative approach to ad load for the sake of the user experience.
After Twitter and Pandora (P) provided disappointed Q4 reports, Facebook (FB) and LinkedIn (LNKD) faced a big sell-off. Facebook is down 2,3% AH, and LinkedIn is down 1,6%. Twitters shareholder GSV Capital (GSVC) is also down 6,7%. Not a good day for social media companies today.
Twitter beat Q4 estimates and are above consensus revenue guidance. They reported a 7% Q7Q drop in timeline views and slowing monthly active user growth.
Pandora also beat Q4 estimates, but reported only in-line revenue and issued below-consensus guidance. LinkedIn will report after the close tomorrow.
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