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Twitter will release its Q1 2014 earnings report after the closing bell today (Tuesday), and while the market will be looking for growth in revenue, a strong earnings per share (EPS) number and a boost in ad sales, only one metric really matters: monthly active users (MAU).
Twitter released its first ever earnings report yesterday and while the figures beat most analyst expectations, the stock dropped quickly in after-hours trade. Why? A number of reasons, but one of the main problems is that Twitter simply isn’t growing fast enough, certainly when it comes to active users.
In its latest IPO filing Twitter revealed that it now has 230 million monthly active users (MAUs) through September 2013, up from 218 million at the end of June 2013.
This represents a gain of 12 million MAUs, or 5.5 percent. This is down from quarter-on-quarter MAU growth of more than 10 percent in Q3 and Q4 2012, and Q1 2013.
As we get closer to the IPO, this slowdown is a serious problem for Twitter.