Twitter Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for its second quarter 2020.

"Our product work is paying off, with tremendous growth in audience and engagement. We grew mDAU to 186 million, a 34% year over year increase in Q2, the highest quarterly year-over-year growth rate we've delivered since we began reporting mDAU growth," said Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO. "I also want to address the security issue Twitter suffered last week. We moved quickly to address what happened, and have taken additional steps to improve resiliency against targeted social engineering attempts, implemented numerous safeguards to improve the security of our internal systems, and are working with law enforcement. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to earning the trust of all of our stakeholders with our every action, including how we address this security issue. We will continue to be transparent in sharing our learnings and remediations."

"Revenue was $683 million in Q2, down 19% year over year, reflecting moderate recovery in advertising demand relative to the last three weeks of March. Despite the pandemic, brands have found innovative ways to join the conversation on Twitter to connect with their customers," said Ned Segal, Twitter's CFO. "We have completed our ad server rebuild and are making progress accelerating our performance ads roadmap. With a larger audience and progress in ads, we are even better positioned to deliver for advertisers when the live events and product launches that bring many people and advertisers to Twitter return to our lives."

Second Quarter 2020 Operational and Financial Highlights

Except as otherwise stated, all financial results discussed below are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP. As supplemental information, we have provided certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release's supplemental tables, and such supplemental tables include a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to our GAAP results. The sum of individual metrics may not always equal total amounts indicated due to rounding.

  • Q2 revenue totaled $683 million, a decrease of 19% year-over-year or 18% on a constant currency basis.
    • Advertising revenue totaled $562 million, down 23% year-over-year or 22% on a constant currency basis. We previously noted that in Q1, widespread economic disruption and a significant decrease in global advertising spend as a result of the pandemic led to a 27% decline in advertising revenue in the last three weeks of March. We saw a gradual, moderate recovery relative to March levels throughout most of Q2, with the exception of late May to mid-June, when many brands slowed or paused spend in reaction to US civil unrest. During the last three weeks of June, advertising revenue declined 15% year over year. Demand gradually improved once brands returned after the protests subsided.
      • Total ad engagements increased 3% year-over-year.
      • Cost per engagement (CPE) decreased 25% year-over-year.
    • Data licensing and other revenue totaled $121 million, an increase of 6% year-over-year.
    • US revenue totaled $365 million, a decrease of 20% year-over-year.
    • International revenue totaled $319 million, a decrease of 18% year-over-year or 17% on a constant currency basis.
  • Q2 costs and expenses totaled $807 million, an increase of 5% year over year. This resulted in an operating loss of $124 million and -18% operating margin, compared to operating income of $76 million or 9% operating margin in the same period of the previous year. Expense growth of 5% was lower than growth in the low teens we expected at the beginning of the quarter and reflects decisions we have made to reduce spending, continued cost savings from restricted business operations, and some of the challenges of growing headcount and investing in our objectives in the current environment. As we continue to adapt our operations and improve and increase hiring, we intend to continue investing in our most important work. We believe total costs and expenses will increase 10% or more year over year in Q3.
  • Stock-based compensation (SBC) expense grew 40% year over year to $133 million and was approximately 19% of total revenue compared to 12% in the prior quarter. As a reminder, stock-based compensation expense is closely tied to headcount, timing of grants, and vesting. Due to these factors, we expect to recognize more SBC expense in Q2 relative to other quarters in 2020.
  • In Q2 2019, we established a $1.1 billion deferred tax asset and recognized an income tax benefit. In Q2 2020, we recognized a deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $1.1 billion and a non-cash income tax expense based primarily on cumulative taxable losses driven primarily by COVID-19. This valuation allowance would be reversed in the event, and to the extent, that it is more likely than not that there will be sufficient taxable income to realize the tax benefit. Depending on the extent and severity of COVID-19's impact, we could have an additional valuation allowance against deferred tax assets in a future period. As a result of the valuation allowance, we incurred a net loss of $1.2 billion in Q2, representing a net margin of -180% and diluted EPS of ($1.56). Excluding the impact of the income tax expense due to the establishment of the valuation allowance, Q2 adjusted net loss was $127 million, representing an adjusted net margin of -19% and adjusted diluted EPS of ($0.16).
    • This compares to net income of $1.1 billion, representing a net margin of 133% and diluted EPS of $1.43 in the same period of the previous year. Excluding the income tax benefit related to the establishment of the deferred tax asset mentioned above, adjusted net income was $37 million, adjusted net margin was 4% and adjusted diluted EPS was $0.05 in the same period of the previous year.
  • Capital expenditures totaled $162 million, compared to $135 million in the same period last year, driven by investments we are making in our infrastructure to support audience growth and product innovation. We intend to increase capex in absolute dollars sequentially in Q3. The increase will allow us to address our near-term capacity needs and continue our buildout of a new data center, contingent on improvements in the IT supply chain.
  • Average monetizable daily active users (mDAU) were 186 million for Q2, compared to 139 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 166 million in the previous quarter.
    • Average US mDAU were 36 million for Q2, compared to 29 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 33 million in the previous quarter.
    • Average international mDAU were 150 million for Q2, compared to 110 million in the same period of the previous year and compared to 133 million in the previous quarter.

Appendix

Second Quarter 2020 Webcast and Conference Call Details
Twitter will host a conference call today, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 5am Pacific Time (8am Eastern Time) to discuss financial results for the second quarter 2020. The company will be following the conversation about the earnings announcement on Twitter. To have your questions considered during the Q&A, Tweet your question to @TwitterIR using $TWTR. To listen to a live audio webcast, please visit the company's Investor Relations page at investor.twitterinc.com. Twitter has used, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website and the Twitter accounts of @jack, @nedsegal, @Twitter, and @TwitterIR as means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Third Quarter Earnings Release Details
Twitter expects to release financial results for the third quarter of 2020 on October 29, 2020, before the market opens at approximately 4am Pacific Time (7am Eastern Time). On the same day, Twitter will host a conference call to discuss those financial results at 5am Pacific Time (8am Eastern Time).

About Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR)
Twitter is what's happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation. Watch live-streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via twitter.com, an array of mobile devices, and SMS. For more information, please visit about.twitter.com, follow @Twitter, and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at twitter.com/download and periscope.tv.

A Note About Metrics
Twitter defines monetizable daily active usage or users (mDAU) as people, organizations, or other accounts who logged in or were otherwise authenticated and accessed Twitter on any given day through twitter.com or Twitter applications that are able to show ads. Average mDAU for a period represents the number of mDAU on each day of such period divided by the number of days for such period. Changes in mDAU are a measure of changes in the size of our daily logged in or otherwise authenticated active total accounts. To calculate the year-over-year change in mDAU, we subtract the average mDAU for the three months ended in the previous year from the average mDAU for the same three months ended in the current year and divide the result by the average mDAU for the three months ended in the previous year. Additionally, our calculation of mDAU is not based on any standardized industry methodology and is not necessarily calculated in the same manner or comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Similarly, our measures of mDAU growth and engagement may differ from estimates published by third parties or from similarly titled metrics of our competitors due to differences in methodology.

The numbers of mDAU presented in our earnings materials are based on internal company data. While these numbers are based on what we believe to be reasonable estimates for the applicable period of measurement, there are inherent challenges in measuring usage and engagement across our large number of total accounts around the world. Furthermore, our metrics may be impacted by our information quality efforts, which are our overall efforts to reduce malicious activity on the service, inclusive of spam, malicious automation, and fake accounts. For example, there are a number of false or spam accounts in existence on our platform. We have performed an internal review of a sample of accounts and estimate that the average of false or spam accounts during the second quarter of 2020 represented fewer than 5% of our mDAU during the quarter. The false or spam accounts for a period represents the average of false or spam accounts in the samples during each monthly analysis period during the quarter. In making this determination, we applied significant judgment, so our estimation of false or spam accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts, and the actual number of false or spam accounts could be higher than we have estimated. We are continually seeking to improve our ability to estimate the total number of spam accounts and eliminate them from the calculation of our mDAU, and have made improvements in our spam detection capabilities that have resulted in the suspension of a large number of spam, malicious automation, and fake accounts. We intend to continue to make such improvements. After we determine an account is spam, malicious automation, or fake, we stop counting it in our mDAU, or other related metrics. We also treat multiple accounts held by a single person or organization as multiple mDAU because we permit people and organizations to have more than one account. Additionally, some accounts used by organizations are used by many people within the organization. As such, the calculations of our mDAU may not accurately reflect the actual number of people or organizations using our platform.

In addition, geographic location data collected for purposes of reporting the geographic location of our mDAU is based on the IP address or phone number associated with the account when an account is initially registered on Twitter. The IP address or phone number may not always accurately reflect a person's actual location at the time they engaged with our platform. For example, someone accessing Twitter from the location of the proxy server that the person connects to rather than from the person's actual location.

We regularly review and may adjust our processes for calculating our internal metrics to improve their accuracy.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or Twitter's future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "going to," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern Twitter's expectations, strategy, priorities, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related responses of businesses and governments to the pandemic on Twitter's operations and operating results, as well as Twitter's expectations regarding future capital expenditures and other expenses, including its SBC expense and the timing of such expense; and Twitter's expectations regarding future tax matters. Twitter's expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that: the COVID-19 pandemic and related impacts will continue to adversely impact our business, financial condition and operating results and the achievement of our strategic objectives as well as the markets in which we operate and worldwide and regional economies; Twitter's total accounts and engagement do not grow or decline; Twitter's strategies, priorities, or plans take longer to execute than anticipated; Twitter's new products and product features do not meet expectations and fail to drive mDAU growth; advertisers continue to reduce or discontinue their spending on Twitter; data partners reduce or discontinue their purchases of data licenses from Twitter; and Twitter experiences expenses that exceed its expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Twitter's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020, each filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in Twitter's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Twitter as of the date hereof, and Twitter disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Twitter's financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, Twitter considers certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including revenues excluding foreign exchange effect, which we refer to as on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net margin, adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share, and adjusted free cash flow. In order to present revenues on a constant currency basis for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020, Twitter translated the applicable measure using the prior year's monthly exchange rates for its settlement currencies other than the US dollar. Twitter defines non-GAAP income before income taxes as income (loss) before income taxes adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, impairment (gain) on investments in privately held companies, restructuring charges, and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any; Twitter defines non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes as the current and deferred income tax expense commensurate with the non-GAAP measure of profitability using the estimated annual effective tax rate, which is dependent on the jurisdictional mix of earnings; and Twitter defines non-GAAP net income (loss) as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, impairment (gain) on investments in privately held companies, restructuring charges, and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any, and adjustment to income tax expense based on the non-GAAP measure of profitability using the estimated annual effective tax rate, which is dependent on the jurisdictional mix of earnings. Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income (loss) by non-GAAP diluted share count. Non-GAAP diluted share count is GAAP basic share count plus potential common stock instruments such as stock options, RSUs, shares to be purchased under employee stock purchase plan, unvested restricted stock, the conversion feature of convertible senior notes, and warrants. Twitter defines adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, interest and other expense, net, provision (benefit) for income taxes, restructuring charges, and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any. Twitter defines non-GAAP costs and expenses as total costs and expenses adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash expense related to acquisitions, restructuring charges, and one-time nonrecurring gain, if any. We have presented adjusted net income (loss) solely to exclude the income tax benefit from the establishment of deferred tax assets related to intra-entity transfers of intangible assets in the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, and the income tax provision from the establishment of a valuation allowance against the deferred tax assets in the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, and no other adjustments were made in the calculation of this measure. Adjusted net margin is calculated by dividing adjusted net income (loss) by GAAP revenue. Adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing adjusted net income (loss) by GAAP diluted share count. Adjusted free cash flow is GAAP net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures (i.e., purchases of property and equipment including equipment purchases that were financed through finance leases, less proceeds received from the disposition of property and equipment).

Twitter is presenting these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing Twitter's operating results through the eyes of management, and because it believes that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing Twitter's core business operating results over multiple periods with other companies in its industry.

Twitter believes that revenues on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net margin, and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share provide useful information about its operating results, enhance the overall understanding of Twitter's past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by Twitter's management in its financial and operational decision-making. Twitter uses these measures to establish budgets and operational goals for managing its business and evaluating its performance. Twitter believes that revenues on a constant currency basis is a useful metric that facilitates comparison to its historical performance. Twitter believes that non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net margin, and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share help identify underlying trends in its business that could otherwise be masked by expenses and one-time gains or charges that it excludes in non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP costs and expenses, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net margin, and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share, or the effects of the income tax benefits related to the establishment of deferred tax assets and the tax provisions from the establishment of a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets described above, which are non-operating benefits and expenses. In addition, Twitter believes that adjusted free cash flow provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash from operations and that it is typically a more conservative measure of cash flows. However, adjusted free cash flow does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of its ability to fund its cash needs.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.


 

Contacts
Investors:
Cherryl Valenzuela
ir@twitter.com

Press:
Giovanna Falbo
press@twitter.com

 

 

TWITTER, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

3,112,454



$

1,799,082


Short-term investments


4,653,560



4,839,970


Accounts receivable, net


600,777



850,184


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


128,496



130,839


Total current assets


8,495,287



7,620,075


Property and equipment, net


1,142,601



1,031,781


Operating lease right-of-use assets


640,202



697,095


Intangible assets, net


64,347



55,106


Goodwill


1,284,325



1,256,699


Deferred tax assets, net


786,290



1,908,086


Other assets


134,535



134,547


Total assets


$

12,547,587



$

12,703,389


Liabilities and stockholders' equity





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

162,160



$

161,148


Accrued and other current liabilities


383,981



500,893


Operating lease liabilities, short-term


137,718



146,959


Finance lease liabilities, short-term


7,248



23,476


Total current liabilities


691,107



832,476


Convertible notes, long-term


2,734,867



1,816,833


Senior notes, long-term


692,489



691,967


Operating lease liabilities, long-term


560,461



609,245


Deferred and other long-term tax liabilities, net


26,579



24,170


Other long-term liabilities


34,029



24,312


Total liabilities


4,739,532



3,999,003


Stockholders' equity:





Common stock


4



4


Additional paid-in capital


9,127,495



8,763,330


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(93,000)



(70,534)


Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)


(1,226,444)



11,586


Total stockholders' equity


7,808,055



8,704,386


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

12,547,587



$

12,703,389













 

 

TWITTER, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenue


$

683,438



$

841,381



$

1,491,075



$

1,628,271


Costs and expenses









Cost of revenue


288,039



277,965



572,076



541,976


Research and development


215,806



159,242



416,194



305,488


Sales and marketing


207,286



240,249



428,573



446,048


General and administrative


96,237



88,239



205,605



165,415


Total costs and expenses


807,368



765,695



1,622,448



1,458,927


Income (loss) from operations


(123,930)



75,686



(131,373)



169,344


Interest expense


(39,828)



(38,317)



(73,098)



(75,577)


Interest income


25,013



42,887



57,910



83,428


Other income (expense), net


(361)



7,523



(8,080)



7,087


Income (loss) before income taxes


(139,106)



87,779



(154,641)



184,282


Provision (benefit) for income taxes


1,088,899



(1,031,781)



1,081,760



(1,126,082)


Net income (loss)


$

(1,228,005)



$

1,119,560



$

(1,236,401)



$

1,310,364


Net income (loss) per share:









Basic


$

(1.56)



$

1.46



$

(1.58)



$

1.71


Diluted


$

(1.56)



$

1.43



$

(1.58)



$

1.68


Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss)
per share:









Basic


785,909



768,755



783,303



766,658


Diluted


785,909



785,056



783,303



781,378



 

 

TWITTER, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Cash flows from operating activities









Net income (loss)


$

(1,228,005)



$

1,119,560



$

(1,236,401)



$

1,310,364


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization expense


123,837



115,616



244,486



229,090


Stock-based compensation expense


132,876



94,615



230,779



178,106


Amortization of discount on convertible notes


26,556



31,910



48,060



62,787


Bad debt expense


3,428



736



17,495



1,363


Deferred income taxes


(19,013)



48,325



(26,037)



62,689


Deferred tax assets establishment related to intra-entity transfers of intangible assets




(1,082,460)





(1,206,880)


Deferred tax assets valuation allowance establishment


1,101,374





1,101,374




Impairment of investments in privately-held companies


500



1,550



8,503



1,550


Other adjustments


3,240



(22,912)



(5,185)



(19,466)


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired and liabilities assumed from
acquisitions:









Accounts receivable


65,349



(36,396)



234,281



67,237


Prepaid expenses and other assets


9,209



6,737



2,957



(2,547)


Operating lease right-of-use assets


39,368



33,741



78,117



69,174


Accounts payable


(11,754)



8,139



(26,234)



(4,740)


Accrued and other liabilities


(6,257)



49,278



(145,425)



1,281


Operating lease liabilities


(39,692)



(29,466)



(78,987)



(59,342)


Net cash provided by operating activities


201,016



338,973



447,783



690,666


Cash flows from investing activities









Purchases of property and equipment


(164,416)



(135,795)



(287,083)



(218,821)


Proceeds from sales of property and equipment


2,282



1,101



3,905



3,057


Purchases of marketable securities


(1,889,234)



(1,356,779)



(3,122,764)



(2,991,921)


Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities


1,355,500



1,057,638



2,481,134



2,768,938


Proceeds from sales of marketable securities


136,416



28,941



858,669



63,299


Business combinations, net of cash acquired


(19,505)



(20,302)



(34,285)



(20,302)


Other investing activities




11,368



(12,389)



11,368


Net cash used in investing activities


(578,957)



(413,828)



(112,813)



(384,382)


Cash flows from financing activities









Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes






1,000,000




Debt issuance costs






(14,662)




Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards


(2,925)



(3,461)



(14,618)



(12,938)


Payments of finance lease obligations


(6,490)



(18,214)



(16,456)



(37,933)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options


118



414



423



509


Proceeds from issuances of common stock under employee stock purchase plan


34,395



25,209



34,395



25,209


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


25,098



3,948



989,082



(25,153)


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(352,843)



(70,907)



1,324,052



281,131


Foreign exchange effect on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(3,830)



7,148



(15,778)



7,002


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period


3,492,613



2,273,767



1,827,666



1,921,875


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period


$

3,135,940



$

2,210,008



$

3,135,940



$

2,210,008


Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities









Common stock issued in connection with acquisitions


$



$



$

1,312



$


Changes in accrued property and equipment purchases


$

1,737



$

33,891



$

40,249



$

77,611


Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as shown in the consolidated
statements of cash flows









Cash and cash equivalents


$

3,112,454



$

2,183,111



$

3,112,454



$

2,183,111


Restricted cash included in prepaid expenses and other current assets


2,900



1,379



2,900



1,379


Restricted cash included in other assets


20,586



25,518



20,586



25,518


Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


$

3,135,940



$

2,210,008



$

3,135,940



$

2,210,008



 

 

TWITTER, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Non-GAAP net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share:









Net income (loss)


$

(1,228,005)



$

1,119,560



$

(1,236,401)



$

1,310,364


Exclude: Provision (benefit) for income taxes


1,088,899



(1,031,781)



1,081,760



(1,126,082)


Income (loss) before income taxes


(139,106)



87,779



(154,641)



184,282


Stock-based compensation expense


132,876



94,615



230,779



178,106


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


7,519



3,918



12,560



8,703


Non-cash interest expense related to convertible notes


26,556



31,910



48,060



62,787


Impairment on investments in privately-held companies


500



(8,611)



8,503



(8,611)


Restructuring charges




(217)





(217)


Non-GAAP income before income taxes


28,345



209,394



145,261



425,050


Non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes (1)


1,118,723



(1,029,343)



1,148,231



(1,102,172)


Non-GAAP net income (loss)


$

(1,090,378)



$

1,238,737



$

(1,002,970)



$

1,527,222


GAAP basic shares


785,909



768,755



783,303



766,658


Dilutive equity awards (2)




16,301





14,720


Non-GAAP diluted shares (3)


785,909



785,056



783,303



781,378


Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share


$

(1.39)



$

1.58



$

(1.28)



$

1.95


Adjusted EBITDA:









Net income (loss)


$

(1,228,005)



$

1,119,560



$

(1,236,401)



$

1,310,364


Stock-based compensation expense


132,876



94,615



230,779



178,106


Depreciation and amortization expense


123,837



115,616



244,486



229,090


Interest and other expense (income), net


15,176



(12,093)



23,268



(14,938)


Provision (benefit) for income taxes


1,088,899



(1,031,781)



1,081,760



(1,126,082)


Restructuring charges




(217)





(217)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

132,783



$

285,700



$

343,892



$

576,323


Stock-based compensation expense by function:









Cost of revenue


$

8,996



$

5,973



$

14,752



$

11,021


Research and development


77,988



50,229



138,575



96,490


Sales and marketing


29,183



22,202



48,022



40,267


General and administrative


16,709



16,211



29,430



30,328


Total stock-based compensation expense


$

132,876



$

94,615



$

230,779



$

178,106


Amortization of acquired intangible assets by function:









Cost of revenue


$

7,519



$

3,763



$

12,560



$

8,083


Sales and marketing




155





620


Total amortization of acquired intangible assets


$

7,519



$

3,918



$

12,560



$

8,703


Restructuring charges by function:









Cost of revenue


$



$

(13)



$



$

(13)


Research and development




(73)





(73)


Sales and marketing




(87)





(87)


General and administrative




(44)





(44)


Total restructuring charges


$



$

(217)



$



$

(217)


Non-GAAP costs and expenses:









Total costs and expenses


$

807,368



$

765,695



$

1,622,448



$

1,458,927


Less: stock-based compensation expense


(132,876)



(94,615)



(230,779)



(178,106)


Less: amortization of acquired intangible assets


(7,519)



(3,918)



(12,560)



(8,703)


Less: restructuring charges




217





217


Total non-GAAP costs and expenses


$

666,973



$

667,379



$

1,379,109



$

1,272,335


 

 

TWITTER, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
(Continued)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Adjusted free cash flow:









Net cash provided by operating activities


$

201,016



$

338,973



$

447,783



$

690,666


Less: purchases of property and equipment


(164,416)



(135,795)



(287,083)



(218,821)


Plus: proceeds from sales of property and equipment


2,282



1,101



3,905



3,057


Adjusted free cash flow


$

38,882



$

204,279



$

164,605



$

474,902


Adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share:









Net income (loss)


$

(1,228,005)



$

1,119,560



$

(1,236,401)



$

1,310,364


Exclude: benefit from deferred tax asset (4)




(1,082,460)





(1,206,880)


Exclude: provision for deferred tax assets valuation allowance (5)


1,101,374





1,101,374




Adjusted net income (loss)


$

(126,631)



$

37,100



$

(135,027)



$

103,484


GAAP diluted shares


785,909



785,056



783,303



781,378


Adjusted diluted net income (loss) per share


$

(0.16)



$

0.05



$

(0.17)



$

0.13











(1) The non-GAAP benefit from income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 includes benefits of $1.08 billion and $1.21 billion, respectively, from the
establishment of deferred tax assets from intra-entity transfers of intangible assets. The non-GAAP provision for income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30,
2020 includes a provision of $1.11 billion related to the establishment of a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets.

(2) Gives effect to potential common stock instruments such as stock options, RSUs, shares to be issued under ESPP, unvested restricted stocks and warrants. There is no
dilutive effect of the notes or the related hedge and warrant transactions.

(3) GAAP diluted shares are the same as non-GAAP diluted shares for all periods presented.

(4) The benefit from deferred tax asset in the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 is primarily related to the establishment of deferred tax assets from intra-entity
transfers of intangible assets.

(5) The provision for deferred tax assets valuation allowance in the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 is related to the establishment of a valuation allowance against
deferred tax assets.

 

 

TWITTER, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP CONSTANT CURRENCY REVENUE
(In millions)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenue, advertising revenue, data licensing and other revenue, international revenue
and international advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect (1):









Revenue


$

683



$

841



$

1,491



$

1,628


Foreign exchange effect on 2020 revenue using 2019 rates


4





5




Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

687





$

1,496




Revenue year-over-year change percent


(19)

%




(8)

%



Revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent


(18)

%




(8)

%












Advertising revenue


$

562



$

727



$

1,244



$

1,407


Foreign exchange effect on 2020 advertising revenue using 2019 rates


4





5




Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

566





$

1,249




Advertising revenue year-over-year change percent


(23)

%




(12)

%



Advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent


(22)

%




(11)

%












Data licensing and other revenue


$

121



$

114



$

247



$

222


Foreign exchange effect on 2020 data licensing and other revenue using 2019 rates









Data licensing and other revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

121





$

247




Data licensing and other revenue year-over-year change percent


6

%




11

%



Data licensing and other revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change
percent


6

%




11

%












International revenue


$

319



$

386



$

658



$

741


Foreign exchange effect on 2020 international revenue using 2019 rates


4





5




International revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

323





$

663




International revenue year-over-year change percent


(18)

%




(11)

%



International revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change percent


(17)

%




(11)

%












International advertising revenue


$

279



$

349



$

579



$

665


Foreign exchange effect on 2020 international advertising revenue using 2019 rates


4





5




International advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect


$

283





$

584




International advertising revenue year-over-year change percent


(20)

%




(13)

%



International advertising revenue excluding foreign exchange effect year-over-year change
percent


(19)

%




(12)

%












(1) The sum of individual metrics may not always equal total amounts indicated due to rounding.

 

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