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Tweeting President can’t bail-out lackustre Twitter

Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:46
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Donald Trump may the first US president to carry out policy by
tweet, but that has not helped "_blank">Twitter Inc ( "_blank">NYSE:TWTR) much.

Shares in the social media giant tumbled pre-market after
disappointing fourth quarter numbers that showed flat revenues,
weak user growth and another hefty loss.

The icon has recently moved into live streaming over its network
and 31mln viewers watched the 400 programmes broadcast in the first
three months of operations, but other measures were less

Revenues in the fourth quarter rose 1% to US$717mln, but total
ad income dropped slightly.

Costs, meanwhile, rose by 11% to US$861mln and there was a net
loss of US$167mln.

Average monthly active users (MAUs) also only crawled ahead 0.6%
to 319mln over the previous quarter.

For 2016 overall, sales rose by 14% to US$2.53bn, with a net
loss of US$457mln.

Into this year and Twitter gave no revenue guidance but said it
expects advertising revenue growth to continue to lag audience

“Advertising revenue growth may be further impacted by
escalating competition for digital ad spending and the
re-evaluation of our revenue product feature portfolio.”

First quarter underlying profits [EBITDA] would be between
US$75-95mln and for the full year costs will be 5% lower while
capital expenditure will drop by US$300-400mln was as close as it
got to a steer for investors.

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