Twitter’s earnings show the social network is still growing, but not fast enough

Twitter’s earnings show the social network is still growing, but not fast enough

Twitter’s Q1 result is in and it’s not all roses, at least in terms of user growth.

In Q1 2015, Twitter’s monthly active users jumped to 302 million, up from 288 million in Q4 2014. Twitter touts that as an increase of 18 percent year-over-year, but that’s only an increase of 14 million in three months.

F**k it, we'll do it live!

Our biggest ever edition of TNW Conference is fast approaching! Join 10,000 tech leaders this May in Amsterdam.

Here’s the good news: Twitter is still growing. The bad? It’s still not growing that fast.

To be fair, it’s a sizably better result than the previous quarter, where the company only grew monthly active users from 284 million to 288 million, but many investors seemingly expect Facebook-sized numbers, not small jumps like we’re seeing here.

Twitter stock dropped over 20 percent following an early leak of the earnings news, though its now slowly recovering.

➀ Q1 2015 Earnings

Read next: Apple Watch faces will be a new cash cow, that's why developers have to wait

Shh. Here's some distraction

Comments