Twitter is expected to IPO November 7, and after Facebook’s IPO in May 2012, many investors are eyeing it with the same level of anticipation.
Between Q1 and Q3 2013, Twitter had revenue of $422 million, about eight percent of Facebook’s $5.287 billion.
While Facebook had net income of $977 million between Q1 and Q3 2013, Twitter had a net loss of $134 million. Facebook earns over two times more per user at $1.72 than Twitter at 73 cents.
Worldwide, Facebook has an estimated 15.8 percent share of the mobile advertising market while Twitter has 1.9 percent.
When it comes to the amount of users, the differences are just as significant.
As of Q3 2013, Twitter has 232 million monthly active users compared to Facebook’s 1.189 billion, and mobile monthly active users are at 176.3 million for Twitter versus Facebook’s 874 million.
Rihanna is the most-followed user on Facebook with 79.9 million fans, and Katy Perry is the most-followed user on Twitter with 46.5 million followers.
The average time spent on Facebook is 22 minutes, 52 seconds compared to 12 minutes, 51 seconds on Twitter.
Initially very rocky, Facebook’s stock price is currently hovering around $49, over $10 from its IPO.
Although Twitter is much smaller than Facebook, it will also be commanding a smaller stock price of between $23 and $25.