Twitter announces results for the first quarter of 2014, although sales will increase, growth in users is a matter of concern
Twitter, which was listed on February 15, 2014, announced the results for the first quarter of 2014. Sales in the first quarter of 2014 were $ 250.5 million (about 25.6 billion yen), an increase of 119% from the same period last year, with a net loss of 132 million dollars (about 13.5 billion yen). On the other hand, the company's monthly active user population was 255 million, an increase of 25% compared with the same period last year, but the growth in monthly active users and new users decreased, and the stock price fell 10% at a time .
Twitter Reports First Quarter 2014 Results (NYSE: TWTR)
Twitter's results for the first quarter of 2014 are as follows, with sales of $ 250.5 million (about 25.6 billion yen), an increase of 119% from the same period last year, a net loss of 132 million dollars (about 13.5 billion yen ), More than four times as compared with the same period last year. GAAP loss per share is 0.23 dollars (about 23 yen).
Net sales / loss per shareWall Street forecast, Investors' attention gathered that the number of users increased and the number of new users decreased. Twitter's monthly active users in the first quarter of 2014 was 255 million, an increase of 25% compared with the same period last year, but only 5.8% increase compared with the same period last year. In addition, the number of new user registrations was 14 million, a decrease of 5 million from the same period last year.
Below is a chart of the number of monthly active users for each quarter of Twitter, the light blue color is American, the orange color is the world, the black color is the country other than the United States. The number of monthly active users worldwide in the first quarter of 2014 has increased slightly from the previous quarter, but it can be seen that the number of users has not increased considerably since it was not in the second quarter of 2013, which was the most frequent.
Relying on advertising revenue for most of sales It is a big problem that monthly active users and new users do not increase much for Twitter, which is a big problem that caused concerns of Wall Street investors and after Twitter's announcement, Stock prices fell 10% at a time.
International Business Times"A hash tag" # "for making categories for tweets easier to search and" RT "for showing retweets are words which are not familiar to people who have never used Twitter and are hard to get stuck There is "pointed out. Twitter entered 2014,Real time notification function installedOr,View pictograms even from PCWe have introduced new functions such as making it possible, but it seems that there was not much influence on the number of active users per month · acquisition of new users.
Ali Rowghani, Twitter's chief operating officer, said, "There are already a lot of measures already taken to increase the number of users, and we are in the middle of discussing whether to actually introduce it,"Interview with Wall Street JournalIt is possible that new features will be added to Twitter or the user interface will change in the future.