Selerity reveals Twitter results ahead of schedule

Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:40pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Micro-blogging website Twitter Inc (TWTR.N: Quote) had lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, according to market data firm Selerity, which revealed the earnings numbers before the company's scheduled announcement.

Twitter, which allows users to broadcast 140-character messages, had revenue of $436 million in the first quarter, according to Selerity.

Excluding items, the company earned 7 cents per share, Selerity said on its Twitter page.

Analysts on average had expected Twitter to earn 4 cents per share on revenue of $456.8 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

 
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer