On Twitter’s modest IPO ambitions

October 25, 2013

Twitter revealed more details on its initial public offering valuation yesterday, surprising Wall Street with pared-down ambitions compared to Facebook’s IPO last year. “Twitter had signaled for weeks it would price its IPO modestly to avoid the sort of stock plummet that spoiled Facebook’s coming-out party,”¬†Reuters¬†reports.

This chart shows the differences between the two businesses, which may also account for Twitter’s lower valuation:

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