Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:03 pm
Interesting numbers from Twitter's IPO
By The Associated Press
Here are some interesting figures from Twitter Inc.'s historic IPO:
- $1.8 billion: The amount that Twitter Inc. raised for itself on Wednesday night.
- $13.1 billion: The amount that Twitter's market value grew on its first day of trading Thursday.
- 35: The percentage of people who think Twitter will be successful in five years, according to an AP-CNBC poll.
- 55: The percentage of people who have never noticed an ad on Twitter.
- $26: The share price offered to institutional investors Wednesday night.
- $44.90: The closing price of Twitter shares on Thursday.
- $30: What Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser says Twitter shares are worth.
- 232 million: The number of monthly active Twitter users in the quarter through September.
- 39: The percentage growth in active users from a year ago.
- $134.47: The market value of each Twitter user.
- 2006: The year the first tweet went out.
- 2015: The year most analysts expect Twitter to become profitable.
- 28: The multiple used to value Twitter based on its 2013 projected revenue at its IPO price.
- 16: The multiple Facebook shares trade at based on 2013 projected revenue
- 7: What Google's shares trade at based on 2013 projected revenue.
- 117.7 million: The number of Twitter shares that changed hands Thursday.
- 70 million: The number of shares Twitter actually issued, excluding optional additional shares based on demand.
- $2.56 billion: The value of co-founder Evan Williams' shares.
- $1.05 billion: The value of chairman Jack Dorsey's shares.
- $345 million: The value of CEO Dick Costolo's shares.
- $0: The value of two scratch-off California lottery tickets found on a rough street outside of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters.