Tomahawk, WI 02/10/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Tomahawk, WI 02/07/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) posted strong Q4 results of 2 cents a share on a total revenue of $243 million, the results were overshadowed by those of its fierce rival in the social network platform. Facebook total revenue for the same quarter stood at $2.59 billion which is extremely high compared to that of twitter.

Despite receiving a massive beating from Facebook, Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) CEO maintains the company finished the year on a high. He was quoted as saying “Twitter finished a great year with our strongest financial quarter to date,” said Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter. “We are the only platform that is public, real-time, conversational and widely distributed”

A lot is expected of the social network especially after its initial public offering of November 7, 2013 of which investors would wish to receive a good chunk of their invested funds.

Twitter strong Q4 earnings

The fourth quarter saw Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s earnings rise by 116% to reach a high of $243 million although it recorded net losses of $511 million on an EPS loss of $1.41. For the full year the company recorded a net loss of $645 million representing an EPS loss of $3.41, its GAAP net income came at a loss of $34 million or EPS loss of 18 cents. The full year revenue stood at $665 million up by 110%.

Immediately after posting the not so good results, Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s stock dropped from a high of $66 to a low of $50 a massive collapse of 32% although they rebounded again by 8.65% to stabilize at the $54.33 mark. The biggest concern for Twitter at the moment is the slow growth of numbers which is greatly affecting its revenue collection on the ad segment. The company was only able to add a total of 9 million users in the fourth quarter of which it needs to do much better if it is to enjoy the massive returns that Facebook is enjoying on the other end.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) users has continued to decelerate from highs of 10% in the first quarter of F2013 to lows of 7% in the second quarter and finally 6% in the third quarter. There needs to be a change in strategy if its numbers are to increase in the current financial year in order to boost revenue collection in the ad segment.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) closed Friday trading session at a $ 54.35 for the week an increase of 8.63% on its share price

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