Twitter Ad Revenue Growth by Quarter: Q1’12 – Q2’20

The below graph represents the QoQ and YoY growth/decline in Twitter's advertising revenue growth by quarter. Surprisingly, in Q2 2020, the microblogging platform reported a huge 23% YoY and 18% QoQ decline in its ad revenue in Q2 2020, clocking $561.99 million. In Q4 2019, Twitter's ad revenue reached an all-time high.

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The above graph represents the Twitter ad revenue growth by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 2012 to the most recent quarter. Twitter’s total revenue in Q2 2020 clocked $683.44 million, globally. Interestingly, over 82% of that came from the company’s advertising business. Twitter ad revenue in Q2 2020 clocked $561.99 million, with a strong 22.7% YoY decline.

YoY Growth in Twitter Ad Revenue: History

RegionWorldwide
SourceTwitter Quarterly Reports
Graph ID227
Last Updated26 October 2019
NoteTwitter fiscal year – from January 1 to December 31

As the graph shows, since Q1 2012, Twitter has been generating over 80% of its total revenue from the advertising business, in every quarter.

In Q1 2013, Twitter advertising revenue crossed the $100 million mark for the first time, with a whopping 125.8% YoY and 1.01% QoQ growth. In less than three years, the company achieved another revenue milestone; the total ad revenue of Twitter surpassed the $500-million mark for the first time in Q3 2015, representing year-over-year growth of 60% and quarter-over-quarter growth of 13%.

As the graph shows, on a yearly basis, Twitter ad revenue growth was hovering above 100% between Q1 2012 and Q3 2014. After that, it has started slowing down.

Twitter ad revenue increased from just $13.6 million in Q2 2011 to a whopping $56.8 million in Q2 2012 – representing the highest-ever 317.08% year-over-over growth in its ad revenue.

About Twitter Inc: Additional Information

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is a global social networking platform, created on March 21, 2006, by Jack DorseyNoah GlassBiz Stone, and Evan Williams. The company is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 35 offices around the world.

Twitter is a microblogging website/app where people around the world share their thoughts by posting a Tweet which includes text, images, videos, gifs. Initially, the Tweet limit was restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, the company doubled its Tweet limit to 280 characters for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

In 2013, Twitter emerged as one of the ten most-visited websites on the Internet and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”.

On November 6, 2013, Twitter priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $26 per share, which closed at $44.90 next day, giving the company a valuation of over $31 billion.

As of 2019, Twitter is ranked 41 of the top 500 websites on the web, Alexa web traffic analysis.


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