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Musk Tweets Doubts About Twitter Deal but Says He Remains Committed

Ali Mogharabi Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Ali Mogharabi |

Elon Musk tweeted early on May 13 that his plan to acquire Twitter is “on hold” until Twitter’s claim that spam accounts represent less than 5% of its total users is supported by evidence. Approximately three hours later, the Tesla CEO tweeted that he remains “committed” to purchasing the firm. In our view, Musk will have difficulties exiting the deal even if Twitter cannot support its claim about the proportion of spam users. The firm’s statement regarding the risk of miscalculating spam users has consistently been in the risk factors section of its annual and quarterly SEC filings, which any buyer should be aware of. In our view, Musk cannot claim that this news was surprising.

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Business Description

Twitter is an open distribution platform for and a conversational platform around short-form text (a maximum of 280 characters), image, and video content. Its users can create different social networks based on their interests, thereby creating an interest graph. Many prominent celebrities and public figures have Twitter accounts. Twitter generates revenue from advertising (90%) and licensing the user data that it compiles (10%).

1355 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94103
T +1 415 222-9670
Sector Communication Services
Industry Internet Content & Information
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Speculative Growth
Employees 7,500

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