Twitter’s IPO: The Numbers You Need to Know
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The Fiscal Times
October 4, 2013

It's official. @Twitter is going public.

The microblogging social networking giant released its S-1 filing Thursday evening---giving prospective investors an inside glimpse of the 7-year-old company ahead of one of the most anticipated stock offerings of the year.

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Twitter (TWTR) says it plans to raise up to $1 billion through its IPO. The site has enjoyed a major surge in active users this year—with about 215 million active Tweeters—that's about a 44 increase from last year. Indeed, everyone from journalists and politicians to Jay-Z and the Pope, are on Twitter.

But it's nowhere near social media behemoth Facebook-which had about 845 million active users and a profit of $1 billion when it filed for public offering last year.

Still, it has attracted big banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan who are all leading the offering, according to the filing.

Twitter hasn't said whether it will trade on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq, but its shares are expected to debut as early as November.

Here's a look at some of the most important numbers from Twitter's IPO:

$10 billion: Twitter's estimated market value

$1 billion: Amount Twitter aims to raise through the initial public offering

$1 billion: The amount Twitter co-Founder Evan Williams, who is no-longder with the company, but has a 12 percent stake in the company, is expected to make off of the IPO.

$439 million: The amount Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey is expected to make off of the IPO. He has a 4.7 percent stake in the company.

$418.6 million: Total deficit the company has racked up since it was founded.

400 million: Amount of tweets sent per day

$253.6 million: Total revenue it posted last year

218 million: Active Tweeters as of June 30 (up 44 percent since last year)

$79.4 million: Twitter's 2012 loss

$69.3 million: Amount it has already lost through June 30 of this year.

24 million: Tweets sent during last year's Super Bowl

10.7 million: Number of fake Twitter accounts

85 percent: Revenue derived from ads last year

65 percent: Ad revenue derived from mobile platforms

144: The number of characters allowed in a Tweet

$0.0008 How much Twitter makes each time you look at your feed. 

Washington Correspondent Brianna Ehley, based in D.C., covers Congress, government agencies and spending issues, health care, and tax and economic policy for The Fiscal Times.