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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.22
TWTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. TWTR: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2  Med: 10.84 Max: N/A
Current: 2.22
Equity to Asset 0.65
TWTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. TWTR: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.3  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.65
-0.3
0.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.40
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -35.01
TWTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. TWTR: -35.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.63  Med: -95.63 Max: -24.32
Current: -35.01
-238.63
-24.32
Net-margin (%) -38.27
TWTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TWTR: -38.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -238.08  Med: -97.06 Max: -25.05
Current: -38.27
-238.08
-25.05
ROE (%) -18.07
TWTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. TWTR: -18.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.77  Med: -32.67 Max: -17.57
Current: -18.07
-47.77
-17.57
ROA (%) -12.87
TWTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. TWTR: -12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.61  Med: -21.83 Max: -10.23
Current: -12.87
-35.61
-10.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -74.71
TWTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.17 vs. TWTR: -74.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -305.31  Med: -117.88 Max: -45.66
Current: -74.71
-305.31
-45.66
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TWTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 150,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 63,800 sh (New)
David Swensen 50,405 sh (New)
Ron Baron 200,118 sh (+394.37%)
First Eagle Investment 650 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,717,400 sh (unchged)
John Griffin Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 1,133,250 sh (-6.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,500 sh (-72.36%)
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Q3 2014

TWTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 675,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,027 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 103,700 sh (+62.54%)
Steven Cohen 2,369,500 sh (+37.97%)
Ron Baron 219,986 sh (+9.93%)
First Eagle Investment 650 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 201,297 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
David Swensen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 4,700 sh (-14.55%)
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Q4 2014

TWTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

PRIMECAP Management 24,980 sh (+431.49%)
Ron Baron 309,299 sh (+40.60%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 650 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 155,019 sh (-22.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,792 sh (-23.96%)
Steven Cohen 463,800 sh (-80.43%)
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Q1 2015

TWTR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,623,400 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 19,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,428 sh (New)
David Swensen 34,345 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 37,880 sh (+51.64%)
Pioneer Investments 209,817 sh (+35.35%)
Steven Cohen 548,200 sh (+18.20%)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 650 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 273,954 sh (-11.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,909 sh (-34.78%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Twitter Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Twitter - May 29, 2014

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read messages. Shares of Twitter declined 27% in the first quarter over concerns around slowing user growth and engagement. Twitter is actively investing in strategies to broaden its international presence and attract more advertising, including an accelerated rollout of products that help advertisers reach users.We believe Twitter is massively disruptive in the news collection and reporting business and that the company is in the very early stages of its overall growth and has a substantial runway ahead of it.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Prem Watsa Comments on Twitter - Mar 11, 2014

Interestingly, Twitter (TWTR) went public, just after BlackBerry announced its convertible debt issue, at $26 per share, giving it a market value of $18 billion. It had revenues of $665 million and losses of $645 million, and most investors could not get a single share unless they were very good clients of the major houses underwriting the issue. On that day, BlackBerry traded in excess of 100 million shares at $6 per share, giving it a market value of $3 billion. BlackBerry had revenues of approximately $8 billion with cash of $2.6 billion and no debt other than the new convertible debt to be issued. If you thought that Twitter was grossly overvalued at $26 per share, it promptly doubled and currently is selling at $55 per share, with a market value of $39 billion.

Twitter is no exception – please see the recently compiled table below to see the extraordinary speculation in high tech companies. This sort of speculation will end just like the previous tech boom in 1999 – 2000 – very badly!



From Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio)'s annual 2013 letter to shareholders.

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Seth Klarman Comments on Twitter - Mar 11, 2014

Twitter (TWTR), for example, surged from $26 to almost $45 on day one, and closed the year around $64. It was priced, after all, at only twenty times its projected 2015 revenue. One analyst suggests the profitless company might achieve $50 million of “adjusted” cash earnings this year, giving it a P/E of over 500. Some hedge and mutual funds are again investing in late-stage, pre-IPO financing rounds for hot Internet companies at valuations that only seem reasonable if the companies go public, soon, and at astronomical prices.



From Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.

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Martin Whitman Comments on Twitter - Dec 17, 2013

Twitter (TWTR) went public November 7, 2013 at $26 per share. On the first day of trading, Twitter Common closed at $45.90.There are obvious benefits to being an early IPO investor, assuming you can get a position size large enough to make a difference to a portfolio's over all return. Even these investors, however, achieved returns orders of magnitude lower than those obtained by Twitter's early investors and its most senior employees. The prospectus discloses, inter alia that 42,708,824 options on common shares, exercisable at an average price of $1.84 per share, were outstanding on June 30, 2013. On occasion, Third Avenue's funds can attempt to recreate this type of scenario by participating in a capital raise or refinancing (see the Third Avenue Real Estate Fund's investment in Trinity Place Holdings, discussed in that team's fourth quarter 2013 letter) but mostly we seek to create the possibility of achieving outsized returns by purchasing undervalued securities in the open market.

From Martin Whitman's Third Avenue Management fourth quarter 2013 investor letter
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 63.29
TWTR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. TWTR: 63.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 6.05
TWTR's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. TWTR: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TWTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.05  Med: 8.40 Max: 13.32
Current: 6.05
6.05
13.32
P/S 13.41
TWTR's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. TWTR: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TWTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 8.92  Med: 15.74 Max: 24.3
Current: 13.41
8.92
24.3
POCF 162.90
TWTR's POCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. TWTR: 162.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TWTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 162.9  Med: 344.93 Max: 3450
Current: 162.9
162.9
3450
Current Ratio 10.64
TWTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. TWTR: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3  Med: 9.43 Max: 11.42
Current: 10.64
3
11.42
Quick Ratio 10.64
TWTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. TWTR: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 3  Med: 9.43 Max: 11.42
Current: 10.64
3
11.42
Days Sales Outstanding 95.47
TWTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 51.13 vs. TWTR: 95.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 108.86  Med: 132.47 Max: 136.76
Current: 95.47
108.86
136.76

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.96
TWTR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
56% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.16 vs. TWTR: 13.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 13.69  Med: 17.51 Max: 20.44
Current: 13.96
13.69
20.44
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.97
TWTR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. TWTR: 9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.91  Med: 13.84 Max: 16.79
Current: 9.97
9.91
16.79
Price/Tangible Book 7.74
TWTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. TWTR: 7.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.85  Med: 11.16 Max: 14.47
Current: 7.74
7.85
14.47
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
TWTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TWTR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.85
0.86
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.69
TWTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TWTR: -2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TWTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.5  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -2.69
-4.5
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:TWR.Germany, TWTR34.Brazil, TWTR.Switzerland, TWTR.Mexico, 0QZB.UK,
Twitter Inc was incorporated in Delaware in April 2007. It is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a compelling and efficient way for people to stay informed about their interests, discover what is happening in their world right now and interact directly with each other. It enables the timely creation and distribution of ideas and information among people and organizations at a local and international scale. Its platform allows users to browse through tweets quickly and explore content more deeply through links, photos, media and other applications that can be attached to each tweet. Tweets are limited to 140 characters of text. This constraint makes it easy for anyone to quickly create, distribute and discover content that is consistent across its platform and optimized for mobile devices. The Company faces competition for users and advertisers. It competes against many companies that attract and engage users and for advertiser spend, including companies with greater financial resources and substantially larger user bases, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo. It also competes against smaller companies such as Sina Weibo, LINE and Kakao, each of which is based in Asia. The Company is subject to number of U.S. federal and state and foreign laws and regulations that involve matters central to its business. It is also subject to federal, state and foreign laws regarding privacy and the protection of user data.
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