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Twitter (TWTR) slips to a loss in Q1 but beats estimates

The hiring ramp is slowed in light of the current environment, despite a plan to grow headcount by 20% or more in 2020

Microblogging platform Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) slipped to a loss in the first quarter of 2020 from a profit last year, due to the growing impact of COVID-19 on the global operating and economic environment and their effect on advertiser demand. The results exceeded analysts’ expectations.

Revenue rose by 3% reflecting a strong start to the quarter that was impacted by widespread economic disruption related to the COVID-19 in March. The company said the reduced expenses resulting from coronavirus disruption partially offset the revenue shortfall, which resulted in an operating loss.

Twitter (TWTR) Q1 2020 earnings review

The average monetizable DAU grew by 24% year-over-year, driven by typical seasonal strength, ongoing product improvements, and global conversation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the unprecedented uncertainty and rapidly shifting market conditions of the current business environment, the company is not providing quarter revenue or operating income guidance for Q2.

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Twitter Q4 2019 Earnings Results

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