Twitter’s IPO filing was released yesterday, and revealed the company’s core financials and usage statistics through the second quarter of this year.
- An average number of 218 million people visited Twitter on a monthly basis during the second quarter of this year.
- Only 22% of those visitors were based in the U.S. 75% of its users accessed Twitter via a mobile device.
- The company claims that less than 5% of its accounts are spambots.
Monthly active users are up 7% from the previous quarter, and 44% from the same quarter last year. But growth was much faster not so long ago. For example, MAUs grew 78% between the second quarter of 2011 and the same quarter in 2012.
These numbers are not far off from estimates we reported hearing from industry sources, but a far cry from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s goal of reaching 400 million MAUs by year-end.
Twitter’s revenue has grown steadily. The company reported $US139 million in the second quarter of 2013; 87% of that revenue is derived from ad sales.
Moreover, revenue is up 22% from the previous quarter, and 104% from the second quarter in 2012.
The company is on track to generate $US500 million in revenue by year-end.
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