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TWTR : NYSE : Technology Services
$31.62 up 0.42 | 1.3%
Today's Range: 30.7907 - 32.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 2.86457E7
03/23/18 - 11:35 AM ET

Financial Analysis

TWITTER INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. TWITTER INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 8.69 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. TWTR managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.60% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)731.56717.21
EBITDA ($mil)205.7277.01
EBIT ($mil)113.2-42.38
Net Income ($mil)91.08-167.05

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4403.13783.98
Total Assets ($mil)7412.486870.37
Total Debt ($mil)1793.741686.65
Equity ($mil)5047.224604.94

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin82.8178.18
EBITDA Margin28.1210.73
Operating Margin15.47-5.91
Sales Turnover0.330.37
Return on Assets-1.45-6.64
Return on Equity-2.14-9.92
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio9.127.97
Interest Expense26.725.28
Interest Coverage4.24-1.68

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)741.91721.57
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share6.86.38
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2.940512E71.7445988E7


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.26 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, TWITTER INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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TWTR NM Peers 63.37   TWTR 31.95 Peers 37.27

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

TWTR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

TWTR is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
TWTR 53.43 Peers 27.72   TWTR NA Peers 0.33

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

TWTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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TWTR 5.26 Peers 7.68   TWTR 75.39 Peers 21.36

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

TWTR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

TWTR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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TWTR 10.87 Peers 9.85   TWTR -3.42 Peers 35.42

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

TWTR is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

TWTR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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