Twitter's critical Q4 earnings call by the numbers

Twitter surpassed analyst expectations on Thursday with a 97% revenue increase, but its user growth continued to disappoint.

Twitter surpassed analyst expectations on Thursday with a 97% revenue increase, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Here's a look at the key numbers for the social media giant:

Q4 revenue: $479 million, up 97% year-over-year
2014 revenue: $1.4 billion, up 111% year-over-year
Q4 net loss: $125 million
2014 net loss: $578 million
Q4 monthly active users: 288 million, up 20%, year-over-year
Outlook for Q1 of 2015: revenue between $440 million to $450 million
Outlook for FY 2015: revenue between $2.3 billion to $2.35 billion

Despite an upswing in monthly users in Q4, that number disappointed analysts, who have noticed a slowing on the new user front for the past few quarters. Since September, Twitter’s monthly users only grew 1.4%.

Journalists used the 140-character platform to react to Twitter's earnings report:

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