Twitter has reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2022, in what might be its last report as a public business after the Board accepted an offer from Elon Musk for $44 billion just days before. According to the report, the business missed out on the anticipated profits of $1.23 billion, making just $1.2 billion. It reported only a 16% gain in marketing sales. The gain is the worst rate of development in 6 quarters and remains in line with reports from Snap Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., which are likewise dealing with lower marketing spending due to problems such as floundering supply chains and inflation.
The business reported 229 million Monetizable Daily User Accounts understood as mDUAs. The U.S. mDAUs were up 6.4% from the previous year’s quarter, at 39.6 million.
As a result of the report, shares saw about a 1% boost in early trading on Thursday.
The report did point out a correction from a previous earnings release. Twitter kept in mind that it had actually overemphasized the mDUAs formerly, a mistake that supposedly arose from introducing a function that enables users to quickly change in between their different accounts. The business stated that between Q1 and Q4 2021, all connected accounts were counted as mDAUs when the main account made an action.
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— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 28, 2022
Prior to the offer between Musk and Twitter being revealed on Monday, some experts hypothesized that Twitter may have wished to complete the contract prior to reporting profits. The experts had actually prepared for a frustrating quarter.
Twitter had previously set an objective to reach 315 mDUAs by the end of 2023 and enhance yearly profits to $7.5 billion in the exact same duration. Twitter would require to include 86 million more brand-new users over the next 7 quarters, approximately 12.3 million per quarter. The business accrued just 25 million overall brand-new users in 2021.
“Given the pending acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, we will not be providing any forward-looking guidance and are withdrawing all previously provided goals and outlook,” the business stated in Thursday’s report.
Many pundits and analysts are looking at the earnings report and Twitter’s ‘overstatement’ of mDUA’s as vindication of Musk’s powerplay.
He's been tweeting non-stop about what he'll do when he runs Twitter.$TWTR is green today on a total shit earnings report.
Musk has been the likely dumper of massive amounts of $TSLA.
He's buying it. https://t.co/3cxRTeBX2L
— Stanphyl Capital (@StanphylCap) April 28, 2022
Even after Twitter reported earnings today, the market is still discounting the deal.
At a current share price of $49.65, $TWTR remains 8.4% below the agreed transaction price of $54.20.
The market is skeptical this deal goes through.
This type of discount is highly unusual.
— The Kobeissi Letter (@KobeissiLetter) April 28, 2022