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Much has been made of the stagnant growth of Twitter’s user base, and rightly so: The number of monthly active users worldwide on the social media platform grew by just 5% last year to 319 million, a worrying number when compared with the growth of Facebook. And President Trump’s frequent use of the platform hasn’t done anything to boost sales, which slipped 5% year over year in the second quarter. But the company has been innovating its way toward possible solutions. Twitter Lite was launched in April to target emerging markets with patchy connectivity. Twitter is also moving to longer-form content. It announced 16 ­streaming-video partnerships in May, with companies like Buzzfeed and Viacom, and has been testing tweets with double the original 140 characters.

Company Information

Overall Score3.2
Sector
Technology
Industry
Internet Services and Retailing
CEO
Jack Dorsey
Websitehttp://www.twitter.com
Employees3,583
HQ Location
San Francisco, Calif.
Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$2,455
Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$-448
Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)$12,977