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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 2.39
TWTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.42 vs. TWTR: 2.39 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.39

Equity to Asset 0.65
TWTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TWTR: 0.65 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.65

-0.3
0.88
Z-Score: 7.51
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -81.47
TWTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. TWTR: -81.47 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.63   Max: -24.32
Current: -81.47

-238.63
-24.32
Net-margin (%) -82.63
TWTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. TWTR: -82.63 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -238.08   Max: -25.05
Current: -82.63

-238.08
-25.05
ROE (%) -36.61
TWTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. TWTR: -36.61 )
TWTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.77   Max: -47.77
Current: -36.61

ROA (%) -28.78
TWTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. TWTR: -28.78 )
TWTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.61   Max: -10.23
Current: -28.78

-35.61
-10.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -175.75
TWTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.36 vs. TWTR: -175.75 )
TWTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -305.31   Max: -45.66
Current: -175.75

-305.31
-45.66
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TWTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Frank Sands 24,250 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 650 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 20,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,407 sh (New)
John Burbank 599,175 sh (New)
Ron Baron 149,669 sh (New)
Chris Davis 2,005,350 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 133,661 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,000,000 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

TWTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 370,599 sh (+177.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 650 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 19,900 sh (-0.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,942 sh (-12.31%)
Chris Davis 1,214,550 sh (-39.43%)
Ron Baron 40,479 sh (-72.95%)
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Q2 2014

TWTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 150,000 sh (New)
David Swensen 50,405 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 63,800 sh (New)
Ron Baron 200,118 sh (+394.37%)
Steven Cohen 1,717,400 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 650 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Griffin 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)
Pioneer Investments 201,297 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%)
Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 650 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TWTR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Swensen 2014-09-30 Sold Out 10.9%$36.87 - $53 $ 37.61-17%0
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$36.87 - $53 $ 37.61-17%0
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$36.87 - $53 $ 37.61-17%0
David Swensen 2014-06-30 New Buy2.5%$30.5 - $46.98 $ 37.610%50405
John Griffin 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.52%$30.5 - $46.98 $ 37.610%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$30.5 - $46.98 $ 37.610%150000
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 394.37%0.03%$30.5 - $46.98 $ 37.610%200118
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -72.36%$30.5 - $46.98 $ 37.610%5500
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.2%$44.43 - $69 $ 37.61-34%0
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -39.43%0.12%$44.43 - $69 $ 37.61-34%1214550
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Reduce -72.95%0.03%$44.43 - $69 $ 37.61-34%40479
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Sold Out $44.43 - $69 $ 37.61-34%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy1.2%$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%599175
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy0.66%$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%1000000
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 New Buy0.31%$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%2005350
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%149669
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%650
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 New Buy$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%20000
Frank Sands 2013-12-31 New Buy$39.06 - $73.31 $ 37.61-24%24250
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Twitter Inc

An Analysis of Twitter Using Peter Lynch's Checklist
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Using the checklist feature is a great tool to use to help you decide if you want to invest in a certain company. It’s a great way to guide your research and can also teach “newbie-investors” what to look for on the financial statements. Read more...
A Look at Where Social Media is Headed and How it Relates to the Market
Social media is constantly evolving, as we have seen with Myspace and Facebook (FB), when the phenomena of social networking became popularized. Social media started off as a platform that allowed people to share information about themselves, including their thoughts and personal pictures, with other users. In 2013, it became more visual, as Instagram and Snapchat became popular. Now, it is shifting in a new direction. Social media is beginning to become something that allows people to connect on a more personal level, sharing opinions and advice, or even personal items, with complete strangers in need. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Twitter
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. Read more...
Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: TWTR, COH, UTIW, PINC, ELX
According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows; Twitter Inc, Coach Inc, UTi Worldwide Inc, Premier Inc, and Emulex Corp have all reached their 3-year lows. Read more...
Groupon, Twitter Investor Chase Coleman Buys Stake in Internet-Based Zillow Inc.
Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of the hedge fund seeded by investing legend Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio), Tiger Global Management, has added another Internet stock to his portfolio, Zillow Inc. (Z). Coleman’s top holdings contain several Internet-based companies, including Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), and Yahoo Inc. (YHOO). He also has smaller interests in a number of other well-known dot-coms, such as Groupon Inc. (GRPN), TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), Twitter Inc. (TWTR). Read more...
Seth Klarman Comments on Twitter
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. Read more...
Prem Watsa Comments on Twitter
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 6.90
TWTR's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. TWTR: 6.90 )
TWTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 13.32
Current: 6.9

6.12
13.32
P/S 17.00
TWTR's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. TWTR: 17.00 )
TWTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 8.92   Max: 24.3
Current: 17

8.92
24.3
EV-to-EBIT -23.17
TWTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 72.19 vs. TWTR: -23.17 )
TWTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -38.4   Max: -20.7
Current: -23.17

-38.4
-20.7
Current Ratio 9.43
TWTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. TWTR: 9.43 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3   Max: 11.42
Current: 9.43

3
11.42
Quick Ratio 9.43
TWTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. TWTR: 9.43 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 3   Max: 11.42
Current: 9.43

3
11.42

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.76
TWTR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TWTR: 13.76 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 15.66   Max: 19.95
Current: 13.76

15.66
19.95
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.08
TWTR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TWTR: 12.08 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 14.11   Max: 18.08
Current: 12.08

14.11
18.08
Price/Tangible Book 8.52
TWTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. TWTR: 8.52 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.34   Max: 14.47
Current: 8.52

10.34
14.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
TWTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TWTR: 1.11 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.11

0.9
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.20
TWTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. TWTR: -4.20 )
TWTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -4.2

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:TWR.Germany, TWTR34.Brazil, TWTR.Mexico,
Twitter Inc was incorporated in Delaware in April 2007. It is a global 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 global 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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