Monthly active users: Twitter has more than 231.7 million monthly active users (MAUs) for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, up from 218.3 million MAUs in the previous quarter and 167.1 million MAUs in the same quarter last year. The company defines MAU as a registered Twitter user who logged in and accessed Twitter through its website, mobile site, desktop or mobile apps, SMS or registered third-party apps or websites in the last 30 days as of the date of measurement.
Mobile MAUs: 76% of its average MAUs accessed Twitter from a mobile device (mobile phones & tablets) for the three month ended September 30, 2013, which translates to around 176.3 million mobile MAUs. Note that Twitter does not separately track whether an MAU has used the service solely on a desktop or on a mobile device.
International MAUs: Twitter has clocked 179 million average MAUs outside the United States, up 41% YoY. International users currently account for 77% of Twitter’s user base. The company however hasn’t provided any country wise or region wise breakdown of its user base.
Timeline Views: Twitter registered 158.8 billion timeline views for the quarter ending September 30, 2013, up 49.6% YoY from 106.1 billion timeline views. Twitter defines timeline views as the total number of timelines requested when registered users visit Twitter, refresh a timeline or view search results while logged in on their website, mobile website or desktop or mobile applications (excluding its TweetDeck and Mac clients, since they do not fully track this data yet).
The timeline per MAU was at 685 for the quarter, down from 691 in the previous quarter but up from 635 in the same quarter last year.
The global ad revenue per timeline view increased to $0.97 for the quarter, up from $0.80 in the previous quarter and $0.65 in the same quarter last year. The ad revenue per timeline view was at $2.58 in the US and $0.36 in the rest of the world. Ad revenue per timeline view is defined as the advertising revenue per 1,000 timeline views during the applicable period.
Revenue Doubled & Increased Losses: Twitter reported revenues of $168.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, up 105% from $82.3 million in the same quarter last year. The losses also have significantly increased YoY to $64.6 million, up from $21.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.
International revenues is at $43.9 million for the quarter, which accounts for only 25% of Twitter’s consolidated revenue for the quarter.
Advertising Revenue: Twitter reported advertising revenues of $153.5 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2013, up from $68.7 million ad revenues in the same quarter last year (Read: Twitter’s Ad Rates In India: Rs 5.5 Lakh Per Promoted Trend)
Twitter informed that it currently generates more than 70% of its ad revenues from mobile devices, which translates to mobile ad revenues of $107.5 million for the quarter. In comparison, Twitter had informed that over 65% of its ad revenues are from mobile devices in the previous quarter.
Data Licensing Revenue: Data licensing revenues was at $15.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, registering a 11.8% growth from $13.6 million revenues in Q3 2012.
Shareholding: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams owns 12% stake in the company, while the other co-founder Jack Dorsey owns 4.9% stake, Benchmark’s Peter Fenton owns 6.7% stake and Twitter CEO Richard (Dick) Costolo owns 1.6% stake. A collective group of 12 executive officers and directors own 25.5% stake.
Other shareholders include Rizvi Traverse (17.9% stake), JP Morgan (10.3% stake), Spark Capital (6.8% stake), Benchmark Capital Partners VI (6.6% stake), Union Square Ventures (5.9% stake) and DST Global (5% stake).
Employee Count: Twitter has 2,300 employees as of September 30, 2013, a significant growth from 2,000 employees in the previous quarter.