(Reuters) - Micro-blogging website Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) 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