Twitter is scheduled to report its first earnings report next
week on Feb 5.
It's not unusual for companies to "miss" on the first earnings
report after going public because the analysts are working off of
older financial information from the IPO and they're not yet
familiar with the company's workings.
Look at Facebook. Even though investors are celebrating its most
recent earnings report, it missed on its first THREE quarters.
Yelp also missed big in its first quarterly report. LinkedIn,
however, managed to beat the first quarter and each of
the three quarters after that.
The Facebook Clues
Twitter investors, however, were heartened by Facebook's report
of big mobile advertising numbers in its earnings report yesterday.
Mobile ads accounted for about half of Facebook's quarterly revenue
after barely existing just a few quarters ago.
Among the analysts who cover Twitter, there has been no change
in the Zacks Consensus Estimate over the last month.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate is calling for a loss of $0.10.
But optimism is growing among the Twitter rank and file
Twitter shares jumped about 8% today on Facebook's earnings
Will Twitter surprise with a beat next week?
Or is the optimism misplaced?
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