In line with earlier reports, Twitter on Thursday made its IPO filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission public. Twitter filed an S-1 confidentially earlier this year, and it was able to do so because its annual revenue was less than $1 billion in 2012. The company s S-1 is now public, shedding light on Twitter s financials for the first time ahead of its upcoming initial public offering. The company will look to raise $1 billion with its IPO, and it will be underwritten by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and several other banks. Also Read - Twitter “Blue Tick” verification stops again, company to improve review process
Twitter shares will trade under the ticker TWTR.
The company s S-1 states that Twitter pulled in $316 million in revenue in 2012, and it posted a net loss of -$79.4 million. Twitter s net loss through the first six months of 2013 totaled -$69.3 million on $253.6 million in sales.
Twitter has more than 215 million monthly active users according to its S-1, and the IPO means they can likely expect to see a whole lot more advertising in the future as Twitter comes under pressure to maintain revenue growth. It also almost certainly will lead to the death of our favorite third-party Twitter apps as they currently exist today.