Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is scheduled to announce Q2 earnings results on Thursday, July 22nd, after market close.
For the second quarter of 2021, the company expects total revenues to be between $980 million and $1.08 billion. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues stands at $1.06 billion, indicating growth of 54.5% from the year-ago quarter reported figure. Meanwhile, the consensus mark for second-quarter earnings has remained steady at 7 cents per share over the past 30 days, indicating growth of 105.04% from the year-ago quarter.
Factors to Consider:
Twitter’s ad revenues are expected to recover in the second quarter, driven by an upswing in advertiser sentiment for digital ads, following the coronavirus-induced sluggishness and improved demand for Twitter’s solutions, fueled by a resumption of more events and product launches. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for advertising revenues is pegged at $922 million, indicating growth of 64.1% from the year-ago quarter’s reported figures.
Additionally, the company’s initiatives to add features and focus on tackling abuse issues are expected to help it expand its monetized user base in the to-be-reported quarter. In the to-be-reported quarter, Twitter introduced a feature to let hosts charge admission to their live audio chat rooms in its Spaces feature, to attract more content creators. Twitter Spaces is currently available for iOS and Android apps besides mobile and desktop browsing. Moreover, Twitter started seeking applications from users who wanted to be the first to test new content subscription and ticketing features, as the social platform works to build more ways for users to earn money. Twitter users started to apply to get first access to Super Follows, which let them sell exclusive content to paying subscribers, and Ticketed Spaces, to charge for entry into audio chat rooms they host on the platform.
Twitter’s improved ability to proactively identify and remove abusive content from the platform has been a notable development in this regard. Further, steady demand for video ad products like Video Website Cards and in-stream pre-roll is likely to have contributed to the top line.
v The consensus EPS estimate is $0.07 (loss of $0.16 in the year-ago quarter), and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $1.06B (+55.1% Y/Y); for Q2, the company provided a revenue guidance range of $980M-$1.08B.
v Advertising revenue and data licensing and another revenue is seen at $926.5M and $134.4M, respectively.
v Average monetizable DAU estimated at 205.9M (compared to 199M in Q1)
v Adj. EBITDA is seen at $204M.
v The company expects to increase users in low double digits percentages for the rest of 2021, with the lowest growth rate expected in Q2; it targets to grow its user base to 315M daily active users from the current 200M.
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