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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM
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Summary

Twitter Misses

Twitter (TWTR) reported 2nd Quarter June 2019 earnings of $0.22 per share on revenue of $841.4 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.19 per share on revenue of $828.5 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.24 per share. Revenue grew 18.4% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter revenue of $815.0 million to $875.0 million. The current consensus revenue estimate is $871.0 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2019.

Twitter Inc is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a way for people to stay informed about their interests, discover what is happening in their world and interact directly.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.22
Earnings Whisper
$0.24
Consensus Estimate
$0.19
Reported Revenue
$841.4 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$828.5 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Twitter Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for its second quarter 2019.

"Health remains our top priority and we are proud of the work we did in Q2. Our focus was on ensuring that our rules, and how we enforce them, are easy to understand. We also continued our work to proactively identify and address malicious behavior, resulting in an 18% drop in reports of spammy or suspicious behavior across all Tweet detail pages, which show the replies to any given Tweet on our service," said Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO. "In addition, we continued to leverage machine learning to deliver more relevant content, driving increased usage of Twitter on a daily basis, with mDAU up 14% year-over-year."

"We continued to deliver solid performance in Q2, with revenue up 20% year-over-year on a constant currency basis driven by strength in the US," said Ned Segal, Twitter's CFO. "Focusing on our most important ad products and delivering high performing ads will help advertisers launch something new and connect with what's happening on Twitter."

Second Quarter 2019 Operational and Financial Highlights

Except as otherwise stated, all financial results discussed below are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP. As supplemental information, we have provided certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release's supplemental tables, and such supplemental tables include a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to our GAAP results. Also, please note that, as of Q2'19, we will no longer be providing a slide deck as part of our quarterly disclosure package. All information previously provided in our slide deck is now provided in the Selected Company Metrics and Financials PDF posted on our IR site.

  • Revenue totaled $841 million, an increase of 18% year-over-year or 20% on a constant currency basis.
    • Advertising revenue totaled $727 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year or 23% on a constant currency basis.
      • Total ad engagements increased 20% year-over-year.
      • Cost per engagement (CPE) was approximately flat year-over-year.
    • Data licensing and other revenue totaled $114 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year.
    • US revenue totaled $455 million, an increase of 24% year-over-year.
    • International revenue totaled $386 million, an increase of 12% year-over-year or 16% on a constant currency basis.

  • Costs and expenses totaled $766 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year, resulting in operating income of $76 million and 9% operating margin.

  • Net income was $1.1 billion, representing a net margin of 133% and diluted EPS of $1.43. Adjusted net income was $37 million, adjusted net margin was 4% and adjusted diluted EPS was $0.05, which all exclude the impact of a significant income tax benefit related to the establishment of a deferred tax asset for corporate structuring for certain geographies. In the same period last year, we reported net income of $100 million, net margin of 14%, and diluted EPS of $0.13. Also in the same period last year, excluding the impact of a net income tax benefit due to a valuation allowance release, adjusted net income was $58 million, adjusted net margin was 8% and adjusted diluted EPS was $0.08.

  • Average monetizable daily active usage (mDAU) was 139 million, compared to 122 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 134 million in the previous quarter.
    • Average US mDAU was 29 million, compared to 26 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 28 million in the previous quarter.
    • Average international mDAU was 110 million, compared to 96 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 105 million in the previous quarter.

Outlook

For Q3, we expect:

  • Total revenue to be between $815 million and $875 million
  • Operating income to be between $45 million and $80 million

For FY 2019, we expect:

  • GAAP operating expenses to increase approximately 20% on a year-over-year basis in 2019 as we continue to invest for growth and support the top priorities we outlined at the beginning of the year: health, conversation, revenue product and sales, and platform
  • Stock-based compensation expense to be in the range of $350 million to $400 million
  • Capital expenditures to be between $550 million and $600 million

Note that our outlook for Q3 and the full year 2019 reflects foreign exchange rates as of July 2019.

For more information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release, please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Appendix

Second Quarter 2019 Webcast and Conference Call Details
Twitter will host a conference call today, Friday, July 26, 2019, at 5am Pacific Time (8am Eastern Time) to discuss financial results for the second quarter of 2019. The company will be following the conversation about the earnings announcement on Twitter. To have your questions considered during the Q&A, Tweet your question to @TwitterIR using $TWTR. To listen to a live audio webcast, please visit the company's Investor Relations page at investor.twitterinc.com. Twitter has used, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website and the Twitter accounts of @jack, @nedsegal, @Twitter, and @TwitterIR as means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Third Quarter Earnings Release Details
Twitter will release financial results for the third quarter of 2019 on October 24, 2019, before the market opens at approximately 4am Pacific Time (7am Eastern Time). On the same day, Twitter will host a conference call to discuss those financial results at 5am Pacific Time (8am Eastern Time).

About Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR)
Twitter is what's happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation. Watch live-streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via twitter.com, an array of mobile devices, and SMS. For more information, please visit about.twitter.com, follow @Twitter, and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at twitter.com/download and periscope.tv.

A Note About Metrics
Twitter defines monetizable daily active usage or users (mDAU) as Twitter users who logged in or were otherwise authenticated and accessed Twitter on any given day through twitter.com or Twitter applications that are able to show ads. Average mDAU for a period represents the number of mDAU on each day of such period divided by the number of days for such period. Changes in mDAU are a measure of changes in the size of our daily logged in or otherwise authenticated active user base. To calculate the year-over-year change in mDAU, we subtract the average mDAU for the three months ended in the previous year from the average mDAU for the same three months ended in the current year and divide the result by the average mDAU for the three months ended in the previous year. Additionally, our calculation of mDAU is not based on any standardized industry methodology and is not necessarily calculated in the same manner or comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. 

The numbers of active users presented in our earnings materials are based on internal company data. While these numbers are based on what we believe to be reasonable estimates for the applicable period of measurement, there are inherent challenges in measuring usage and user engagement across our large user base around the world. Furthermore, our metrics may be impacted by our information quality efforts, which are our overall efforts to reduce malicious activity on the service, inclusive of spam, malicious automation, and fake accounts. For example, there are a number of false or spam accounts in existence on our platform. We have performed an internal review of a sample of accounts and estimate that the average of false or spam accounts during the second quarter of 2019 represented fewer than 5% of our mDAU during the quarter. The false or spam accounts for a period represents the average of false or spam accounts in the samples during each monthly analysis period during the quarter. In making this

determination, we applied significant judgment, so our estimation of false or spam accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts, and the actual number of false or spam accounts could be higher than we have estimated. We are continually seeking to improve our ability to estimate the total number of spam accounts and eliminate them from the calculation of our active users, and have made improvements in our spam detection capabilities that have resulted in the suspension of a large number of spam, malicious automation and fake accounts. We intend to continue to make such improvements. After we determine an account is spam, malicious automation or fake, we stop counting it in our mDAU, or other related metrics. We also treat multiple accounts held by a single person or organization as multiple users for purposes of calculating our active users because we permit people and organizations to have more than one account. Additionally, some accounts used by organizations are used by many people within the organization. As such, the calculations of our active users may not accurately reflect the actual number of people or organizations using our platform.

In addition, our data regarding user geographic location for purposes of reporting the geographic location of our mDAU is based on the IP address or phone number associated with the account when a user initially registered the account on Twitter. The IP address or phone number may not always accurately reflect a user's actual location at the time such user engaged with our platform. For example, a mobile user may appear to be accessing Twitter from the location of the proxy server that the user connects to rather than from a user's actual location.

We regularly review and may adjust our processes for calculating our internal metrics to improve their accuracy. Our measures of user growth and user engagement may differ from estimates published by third parties or from similarly-titled metrics of our competitors due to differences in methodology.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or Twitter's future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "going to," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern Twitter's expectations, strategy, priorities, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Twitter's future financial and operating performance, including its outlook, guidance and statements regarding future disclosures; Twitter's expectations regarding its strategies, product, and business plans, including its priorities, product initiatives, and product experiments; Twitter's strategies for improving the health of the platform and improving safety; and Twitter's strategies and expectations for increasing audience growth, including delivering more relevant content, and advertiser value. Twitter's expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that: Twitter's user base and engagement do not grow or decline; Twitter's strategies, priorities, or plans take longer to execute than anticipated; Twitter's new products and product features do not meet expectations; advertisers reduce or discontinue their spending on Twitter; data partners reduce or discontinue their purchases of data licenses from Twitter; and Twitter experiences expenses that exceed its expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Twitter's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, each filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in Twitter's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Twitter as of the date hereof, and Twitter disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Twitter's financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, Twitter considers certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including revenues excluding foreign exchange effect, which we refer to as on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income, adjusted net margin, adjusted diluted net income per share, and adjusted free cash flow. In order to present revenues on a constant currency basis for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019, Twitter translated the applicable measure using the prior year's monthly exchange rates for its settlement currencies other than the US dollar. Twitter defines non-GAAP income before income taxes as income before income taxes adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, impairment (gain) on investments in privately-held companies, restructuring charges and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any; Twitter defines non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes as the current and deferred income tax expense commensurate with the non-GAAP measure of profitability using the estimated annual effective tax rate, which is dependent on the jurisdictional mix of earnings; and Twitter defines non-GAAP net income as net income adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, impairment (gain) on investments in privately-held companies, restructuring charges and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any, and adjustment to income tax expense based on the non-GAAP measure of profitability using the estimated annual effective tax rate, which is dependent on the jurisdictional mix of earnings. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by non-GAAP diluted share count. Non-GAAP diluted share count is GAAP basic share count plus potential common stock instruments such as stock options, RSUs, shares to be purchased under employee stock purchase plans, unvested restricted stock, the conversion feature of convertible senior notes, and warrants. Twitter defines adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, interest and other expense, net, provision (benefit) for income taxes, restructuring charges and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any. Twitter defines non-GAAP costs and expenses as total costs and expenses adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, restructuring charges and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any. We have presented adjusted net income solely to exclude the benefit related to the establishment of deferred tax assets for corporate structuring for certain geographies in the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and to the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance in the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, and no other adjustments were made in the calculation of these measures. Adjusted net margin is calculated by dividing adjusted net income by GAAP revenue. Adjusted diluted net income per share is calculated by dividing adjusted net income by GAAP diluted share count. Adjusted free cash flow is GAAP net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures (i.e., purchases of property and equipment including equipment purchases that were financed through finance leases, less proceeds received from the disposition of property and equipment).

Twitter is presenting these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing Twitter's operating results through the eyes of management, and because it believes that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing Twitter's core business operating results over multiple periods with other companies in its industry.

Twitter believes that revenues excluding foreign exchange effect, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income, adjusted net margin, and adjusted dilutive net income per share provide useful information about its operating results, enhance the overall understanding of Twitter's past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by Twitter's management in its financial and operational decision-making. Twitter uses these measures to establish budgets and operational goals for managing its business and evaluating its performance. Twitter believes that revenues on a constant currency basis is a useful metric that facilitates comparison to its historical performance. Twitter believes that non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income, adjusted net margin, and adjusted diluted net income per share help identify underlying trends in its business that could otherwise be masked by expenses and one-time gains or charges that it excludes in non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income, adjusted net margin, and adjusted diluted net income per share, or the effect of the one-time benefits related to the establishment of deferred tax assets or the release of deferred tax asset valuation allowance described above, which are non-operating benefits. In addition, Twitter believes that adjusted free cash flow provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash from operations and that it is typically a more conservative measure of cash flows. However, adjusted free cash flow does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of its ability to fund its cash needs.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

Contacts               




Investors:   
Cherryl Valenzuela       

ir@twitter.com



Press:       
Giovanna Falbo           

press@twitter.com

 

 

TWITTER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)











June 30,



December 31,




2019



2018



Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,183,111



$

1,894,444



Short-term investments


4,503,427




4,314,957



Accounts receivable, net


719,904




788,700



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


106,341




112,935



Total current assets


7,512,783




7,111,036



Property and equipment, net


982,513




885,078



Operating lease right-of-use assets


694,855






Intangible assets, net


50,722




45,025



Goodwill


1,246,883




1,227,269



Deferred tax assets, net


1,954,808




808,459



Other assets


79,043




85,705



Total assets

$

12,521,607



$

10,162,572



Liabilities and stockholders' equity









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable

$

206,282



$

145,186



Accrued and other current liabilities


428,296




405,751



Convertible notes, short-term


923,648




897,328



Operating lease liabilities, short-term


129,919






Finance lease liabilities, short-term


45,593




68,046



Total current liabilities


1,733,738




1,516,311



Convertible notes, long-term


1,773,092




1,730,922



Operating lease liabilities, long-term


614,213






Finance lease liabilities, long-term


7,576




24,394



Deferred and other long-term tax liabilities, net


23,393




17,849



Other long-term liabilities


24,781




67,502



Total liabilities


4,176,793




3,356,978



Stockholders' equity:









Common stock


4




4



Additional paid-in capital


8,535,463




8,324,974



Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(46,944)




(65,311)



Accumulated deficit


(143,709)




(1,454,073)



Total stockholders' equity


8,344,814




6,805,594



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

12,521,607



$

10,162,572












 

TWITTER, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME


(In thousands, except per share data)


(Unaudited)



















Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended



June 30,



June 30,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Revenue

$

841,381



$

710,541



$

1,628,271



$

1,375,412


Costs and expenses
















Cost of revenue


277,965




230,185




541,976




453,008


Research and development


159,242




138,574




305,488




261,920


Sales and marketing


240,249




188,032




446,048




366,091


General and administrative


88,239




74,126




165,415




139,844


Total costs and expenses


765,695




630,917




1,458,927




1,220,863


Income from operations


75,686




79,624




169,344




154,549


Interest expense


(38,317)




(29,982)




(75,577)




(56,997)


Interest income


42,887




21,960




83,428




38,141


Other income (expense), net


7,523




(5,735)




7,087




(5,944)


Income before income taxes


87,779




65,867




184,282




129,749


Provision (benefit) for income taxes


(1,031,781)




(34,250)




(1,126,082)




(31,365)


Net income

$

1,119,560



$

100,117



$

1,310,364



$

161,114


Net income per share:
















Basic

$

1.46



$

0.13



$

1.71



$

0.21


Diluted

$

1.43



$

0.13



$

1.68



$

0.21


Weighted-average shares used to

   compute net income per share:
















Basic


768,755




752,351




766,658




750,037


Diluted


785,056




772,556




781,378




769,222


















 

TWITTER, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands)


(Unaudited)



















Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended



June 30,



June 30,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Cash flows from operating activities
















Net income

$

1,119,560



$

100,117




1,310,364



$

161,114


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by

   operating activities:
















Depreciation and amortization expense


115,616




105,982




229,090




202,828


Stock-based compensation expense


94,615




79,469




178,106




152,735


Amortization of discount on convertible notes


31,910




23,309




62,787




44,031


Deferred income taxes


(1,034,135)




(41,615)




(1,144,191)




(42,285)


Impairment of investments in privately-held companies


1,550




3,000




1,550




3,000


Other adjustments


(22,176)




(3,411)




(18,103)




(3,059)


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired and liabilities assumed from acquisitions:
















Accounts receivable


(36,396)




(14,198)




67,237




46,968


Prepaid expenses and other assets


40,478




2,590




66,627




(20,302)


Accounts payable


8,139




10,120




(4,740)




(16,828)


Accrued and other liabilities


19,812




55,777




(58,061)




35,611


Net cash provided by operating activities


338,973




321,140




690,666




563,813


Cash flows from investing activities
















Purchases of property and equipment


(135,795)




(196,450)




(218,821)




(289,541)


Proceeds from sales of property and equipment


1,101




2,693




3,057




4,456


Purchases of marketable securities


(1,356,779)




(1,158,986)




(2,991,921)




(1,990,868)


Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable securities


1,086,579




972,541




2,832,237




1,638,109


Business combinations, net of cash acquired


(20,302)




(32,504)




(20,302)




(32,504)


Other investing activities


11,368




(825)




11,368




(2,175)


Net cash used in investing activities


(413,828)




(413,531)




(384,382)




(672,523)


Cash flows from financing activities
















Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes





1,150,000







1,150,000


Purchases of convertible note hedges





(267,950)







(267,950)


Proceeds from issuance of warrants concurrent with note hedges





186,760







186,760


Debt issuance costs





(11,730)







(11,730)


Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards


(3,461)




(1,803)




(12,938)




(9,360)


Payments of finance lease obligations


(18,214)




(23,035)




(37,933)




(47,282)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options


414




329




509




3,097


Proceeds from issuances of common stock under employee stock purchase plan


25,209




16,337




25,209




16,337


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


3,948




1,048,908




(25,153)




1,019,872


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(70,907)




956,517




281,131




911,162


Foreign exchange effect on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


7,148




(14,464)




7,002




(12,514)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period


2,273,767




1,630,452




1,921,875




1,673,857


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

2,210,008



$

2,572,505



$

2,210,008



$

2,572,505


Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing
activities
















Common stock issued in connection with acquisitions

$



$

19,165



$



$

19,165


Equipment purchases under finance leases

$



$



$



$

16,086


Changes in accrued property and equipment purchases

$

33,891



$

10,352



$

77,611



$

7,554


Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as
shown in the consolidated statements of cash flows
















Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,183,111



$

2,544,641



$

2,183,111



$

2,544,641


Restricted cash included in prepaid expenses and other current assets


1,379




2,261




1,379




2,261


Restricted cash included in other assets


25,518




25,603




25,518




25,603


Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

2,210,008



$

2,572,505



$

2,210,008



$

2,572,505


















 

TWITTER, INC.


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES


(In thousands, except per share data)


(Unaudited)



















Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended



June 30,



June 30,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Non-GAAP net income and net income per share:
















Net income

$

1,119,560



$

100,117



$

1,310,364



$

161,114


Exclude: Provision (benefit) for income taxes


(1,031,781)




(34,250)




(1,126,0820




(31,365)


Income before income taxes


87,779




65,867




184,282




129,749


Stock-based compensation expense


94,615




79,469




178,106




152,735


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


3,918




4,876




8,703




9,818


Non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes


31,910




23,309




62,787




44,031


Impairment (gain) on investments in privately-held companies


(8,611)




3,000




(8,611)




3,000


Restructuring charges


(217)




(265)




(217)




(1,248)


Non-GAAP income before income taxes


209,394




176,256




425,050




338,085


Non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes(1)


(1,029,343)




42,301




(1,102,172)




81,140


Non-GAAP net income

$

1,238,737



$

133,955



$

1,527,222



$

256,945


GAAP basic shares


768,755




752,351




766,658




750,037


Dilutive equity awards (2)


16,301




20,205




14,720




19,185


Non-GAAP diluted shares (3)


785,056




772,556




781,378




769,222


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

1.58



$

0.17



$

1.95



$

0.33


Adjusted EBITDA:
















Net income

$

1,119,560



$

100,117



$

1,310,364



$

161,114


Stock-based compensation expense


94,615




79,469




178,106




152,735


Depreciation and amortization expense


115,616




105,982




229,090




202,828


Interest and other expense, net


(12,093)




13,757




(14,938)




24,800


Provision (benefit) for income taxes


(1,031,781)




(34,250)




(1,126,082)




(31,365)


Restructuring charges


(217)




(265)




(217)




(1,248)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

285,700



$

264,810



$

576,323



$

508,864


Stock-based compensation expense by function:
















Cost of revenue

$

5,973



$

3,338



$

11,021



$

8,137


Research and development


50,229




45,069




96,490




87,015


Sales and marketing


22,202




18,225




40,267




33,047


General and administrative


16,211




12,837




30,328




24,536


Total stock-based compensation expense

$

94,615



$

79,469



$

178,106



$

152,735


Amortization of acquired intangible assets by function:
















Cost of revenue

$

3,763



$

4,411



$

8,083



$

8,888


Sales and marketing


155




465




620




930


Total amortization of acquired intangible assets

$

3,918



$

4,876



$

8,703



$

9,818


Restructuring charges by function:
















Cost of revenue

$

(13)



$

(17)



$

(13)



$

(77)


Research and development


(73)




(89)




(73)




(419)


Sales and marketing


(87)




(107)




(87)




(507)


General and administrative


(44)




(52)




(44)




(245)


Total restructuring charges

$

(217)



$

(265)



$

(217)



$

(1,248)


Non-GAAP costs and expenses:
















Total costs and expenses

$

765,695



$

630,917



$

1,458,927



$

1,220,863


Less: stock-based compensation expense


(94,615)




(79,469)




(178,106)




(152,735)


Less: amortization of acquired intangible assets


(3,918)




(4,876)




(8,703)




(9,818)


Less: restructuring charges


217




265




217




1,248


Total non-GAAP costs and expenses

$

667,379



$

546,837



$

1,272,335



$

1,059,558


Adjusted free cash flow:
















Net cash provided by operating activities

$

338,973



$

321,140



$

690,666



$

563,813


Less: purchases of property and equipment


(135,795)




(196,450)




(218,821)




(289,541)


Plus: proceeds from sales of property and equipment


1,101




2,693




3,057




4,456


Less: equipment purchases under finance leases











(16,086)


Adjusted free cash flow

$

204,279



$

127,383



$

474,902



$

262,642


Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted net income per share:
















Net income

$

1,119,560



$

100,117



$

1,310,364



$

161,114


Exclude: benefit from deferred tax assets (4)


(1,082,460)




(41,688)




(1,206,880)




(41,688)


Adjusted net income

$

37,100



$

58,429



$

103,484



$

119,426


GAAP diluted shares


785,056




772,556



$

781,378




769,222


Adjusted diluted net income per share

$

0.05



$

0.08



$

0.13



$

0.16




















(1) The non-GAAP benefit from income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 includes benefits of $1.08 billion and $1.21 billion, respectively, from the establishment of deferred
tax assets from intra-entity transfers of intangible assets.


(2) Gives effect to potential common stock instruments such as stock options, RSUs, shares to be issued under ESPP, unvested restricted stocks and warrants. There is no dilutive effect of the notes or the related hedge and warrant transactions.


(3) GAAP dilutive shares are the same as non-GAAP dilutive shares for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.


(4) The benefit from deferred tax asset in the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 is primarily related to the establishment of deferred tax assets from intra-entity transfers of intangible assets. The benefit from deferred tax asset in the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 is primarily due to a tax benefit primarily driven by the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance for Brazil.




















TWITTER, INC.


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP CONSTANT CURRENCY REVENUE


(In millions)


(Unaudited)





















Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,




2019



2018



2019



2018


Revenue, advertising revenue, data licensing and other revenue,
international revenue and international advertising revenue excluding
foreign exchange effect:

















Revenue(1)


$

841



$

711



$

1,628



$

1,375


Foreign exchange effect on 2019 revenue using 2018 rates



14








25






Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

855







$

1,653






Revenue year-over-year change percent



18%








18%






Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent



20%








20%























Advertising revenue


$

727



$

601



$

1,407



$

1,176


Foreign exchange effect on 2019 advertising revenue using 2018 rates



14








25






Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

741







$

1,432






Advertising revenue year-over-year change percent



21%








20%






Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change
percent



23%








22%























Data licensing and other revenue


$

114



$

109



$

222



$

199


Foreign exchange effect on 2019 data licensing and other revenue using
2018 rates















Data licensing and other revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

114







$

222






Data licensing and other revenue year-over-year change percent



4%








11%






Data licensing and other revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent



4%








11%























International revenue


$

386



$

344



$

741



$

662


Foreign exchange effect on 2019 international revenue using 2018 rates



14








25






International revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

400







$

766






International revenue year-over-year change percent



12%








12%






International revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year
change percent



16%








16%























International advertising revenue


$

349



$

308



$

665



$

596


Foreign exchange effect on 2019 international advertising revenue using
2018 rates



14








25






International advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

363







$

690






International advertising revenue year-over-year change percent



13%








12%






International advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent



18%








16%























(1) Note the sum of advertising revenue and data licensing and other revenue does not add up to total revenue in the six months
ended June 30, 2019 and in the three months ended June 30, 2018 above due to rounding.




 

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