Twitter attributes more than half of its $575M Q1 ad revenue to video
Up 21% year over year, Twitter's $575 million in advertising earnings is split evenly between its US and international markets.
According to Twitter’s Q1 2018 earnings report, video ads accounted for more than half of the $575 million advertising revenue it earned during the first quarter of this year.
Twitter’s total revenue for the quarter was $665 million, a 21 percent increase year over year, and was split nearly evenly between its US market ($347 million) and international markets ($318 million). The $318 million revenue earned from international markets reflected 53 percent growth year over year.
Ad revenue also saw a 21 percent increase. Of the $575 million in ad revenue, $288 million came from its US market. The $287 million in ad revenue from international markets accounted for 52 percent year over year growth.
Not only was revenue up, but Twitter says its daily active users (DAU) grew 10 percent year over year. The site is now averaging 336 million monthly active users (MAU) — up from the 330 million MAUs it reported in Q1 of last year.
Twitter reports it experienced “better-than-expected” growth across all major products and geographies and signed more than 30 new partnerships including deals with Fox, MLB, MLS and People TV.