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This is a curation site for rapidly changing social media company valuations and the various causal factors as I see them.
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Twitter Stock Premium: Worth More Than Facebook?: Video

Twitter Stock Premium: Worth More Than Facebook?: Video | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Cristina Alesci updates the latest Twitter IPO news on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Twitter is no going to be offered at a discount to the price/sales ratio basis as seen by Facebook, but rather it is at a premium.  Twitter should be priced at 11.8 X 2014 Sales, while Facebook trades at 11.5X 2014 sales and LinkedIn trades at 12.2X 2014 Sales.  This is indicative of the robust financial markets.

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HootSuite Marks Major Milestones In Q3

HootSuite Marks Major Milestones In Q3 | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Popular social relationship platform Hootsuite achieved key milestones in the third quarter of 2013. New Enterprise customers added to HootSuite’s roster of top brands in Q3 include Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Siemens PLC, and Australian Red Cr...
Tim Fernback's insight:

Read this article for value drivers for Hootsuite.

Increasing revenues 150% YOY

$165M Financing (war chest for growth)

Expanded team with great people - Janette Gibson case in point

New iOS7 updates 

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Twitter Boosts IPO Price for Valuation Up to $13.6 Billion

Twitter Boosts IPO Price for Valuation Up to $13.6 Billion | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Twitter Inc. increased the price of shares in its initial public offering by as much as 25 percent, putting it on track to raise $1.75 billion amid brisk demand.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Twitter shares are going to be sold at a premium and not a discount at the IPO.  It looks like shares will be sold between $23-25/share instead of the $17-20 range given previously.  This means that Twitter will be valued at an incredible $13.6B.  Not bad for a company yet to show profit or cash flow.  

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6 Tools to Make Publishing and Scheduling Social Media Updates Easy

6 Tools to Make Publishing and Scheduling Social Media Updates Easy | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
If you write a post that is never read, did you even write it at all?
When maintaining a social media presence, publishing and sharing content is key. Only by s(...)
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Comparing various social media tools (scheduling):

Social Oomph, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Buffer, Viralheat and Sidekick HQ.  Sidekick HQ's service has been recently discontinued however.  Hootesuite appears to have the most comprehensive offering.

 

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Online Influence

Online Influence | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Small Business Guide to Social Media Mastery INFOGRAPHIC (“@angelacorream: Small Business Guide to Social Media Mastery INFOGRAPHIC via @pinterest http://t.co/FgiQKdiaNG”; @Edullano)...
Tim Fernback's insight:

Great Inforgraphic for SME's looking to master the use of social media to increase their corporate value.  Each SM network is highlighted.  My takeaway is that LinkedIn is the best tool for SME businesses, and that is why LinkedIn is so powerful/valuable.

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SOCIAL NEWS: Twitter revenue per visit up 300% | b2bmarketing.net

SOCIAL NEWS: Twitter revenue per visit up 300% | b2bmarketing.net | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Twitter’s revenue per visit has increased by 300 per cent year-over-year (YOY), according to Adobes first annual Social Media Intelligence report.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Twitter's revenue per visit is up 300%, Pinterest's revenue per visit is up 150 per cent and Facebooks is up a more modest 39%

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Tech stocks: LinkedIn headlines busy earnings day

Tech stocks: LinkedIn headlines busy earnings day | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Professional social network among several tech companies to report earnings.
Tim Fernback's insight:

LinkedIn and Yelp report earnings this quarter.  LinkedIn's revenues are up 59% to 32 cents/share or $385M (profits are up to $44.5M also).  Yelp's earnings are also up significantly (69%) and the number of unique visitors hit 108 M in the quarter (38% increase).

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The Best Social Networks for B2B Companies [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Best Social Networks for B2B Companies [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it

There are a lot of challenges in the B2B space, but the most common use for social media among B2B companies is plain and simple: to build awareness.


Via Ivo Nový, John van den Brink
Tim Fernback's insight:

Great article and infographic on B2B companies use social networking.  Featuring LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.  Great information on B2B engagement using LinkedIn (industries and how it is used primarily by B2B companies).

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:05 AM

An interesting social media infographic that contains statistics about which social platforms B2B marketers are currently using the most and how they are using them. Twitter and LinkedIn are the most-used social networks in the B2B space.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:07 AM

n interesting social media infographic that contains statistics about which social platforms B2B marketers are currently using the most and how they are using them. Twitter and LinkedIn are the most-used social networks in the B2B space.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Zorgen voor online  attentie is voor bedrijven in b2b de belangrijkste reden om professioneel aandacht te besteden aan social media. Deze infografiek (VS) wil laten zien welke netwerken daarbij het bets werken.

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Facebook Reportedly Offered $1 Billion to Acquire Snapchat

Facebook Reportedly Offered $1 Billion to Acquire Snapchat | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
A new report claims that Facebook offered a whopping $1 billion to acquire photo-sharing app Snapchat.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Is Snapchat worth $1B.  Similar to Instagram and Waze (acquired by Facebook and Google respectively for the same valuation) Snapchat has 350 million photo messages per day, and no significant revenue.  

Is this valuation justified?

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TWITTER'S IPO ROADSHOW PRESENTATION: Here's What Twitter Will Be Telling Investors

TWITTER'S IPO ROADSHOW PRESENTATION: Here's What Twitter Will Be Telling Investors | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Twitter, which will list on the NYSE on November 6, just posted a video presentation of its roadshow on Retail Roadshow.com.
In case you don't have 37 minutes to view the whole thing, here's the deck.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Snapchat Is Mulling Another Huge Round at a $3.5 Billion Valuation

Snapchat Is Mulling Another Huge Round at a $3.5 Billion Valuation | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Yes, we know: Cray cray.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Snapchat just completed a series B round not that long ago for $60M that gave them a $800M valuation.  Now, just a handful of months later they are contemplating a valuation of $3.6B and another financing.

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Google+ and Marketing | Social Media Today

Google+ and Marketing | Social Media Today | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Here are eight reasons that marketers should incorporate Google+ into their clients’ social media efforts.
Tim Fernback's insight:

This article explains several reasons why Google + is a must for any marketing initiative.  The big one for me is building a target audience and that is the central reason whey Google + is growing exponentially and will continue to do so.  Building up value inside Google.

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Mobile Economy India 2013 | Facebook

Mobile Economy India 2013 | Facebook | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Important tech & social impact data on world's 2nd most populous country. #GSMA stats of India #MobileEconomy http://t.co/WrxbO3SYdi @GSMA
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A look at India and Facebook.  

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Can You Get Rich by Investing $1,000 During an Internet IPO?

Can You Get Rich by Investing $1,000 During an Internet IPO? | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Statista's chart compares how much an investment of $1,000 in various Internet companies would be worth today.
Tim Fernback's insight:

"Internet" IPOs are valued but some of these involve social networking software SaaS companies

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Twitter debut seen setting tone for social-media valuations

Twitter debut seen setting tone for social-media valuations | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Tim Fernback's insight:

Twitter's IPO will be a bellweather for social media valuations and IPOs going forward.  Internet investing is down, but software adn cloud-based software solutions in particular are up.

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Should you invest in Twitter? - Telegraph

Should you invest in Twitter? - Telegraph | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Garry White of Charles Stanley Direct says Twitter is trying to avoid the mistakes of the Facebook IPO, but will it prove a good investment?
Tim Fernback's insight:

Short video on Twitter's IPO (raising as much as $1.6B now up from $1B) and scheduled for Nov 14.  A must watch for Twitter valuation watchers.

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Social Media Briefs: Snapchat Wins, Facebook Loses, Instagram Gains

Social Media Briefs: Snapchat Wins, Facebook Loses, Instagram Gains | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Snapchat is worth billions. Facebook loses teens. Instagram gains brands. Thinkr uses only #hashtags. Topic: Customer Experience.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram are discussed, with Instagram features in terms of Adoption Rates.  New iOS Ap Thinkr is profiled with a short video.

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Twitter Closes Its Acquisition of MoPub - TechCrunch

Twitter Closes Its Acquisition of MoPub - TechCrunch | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Twitter Closes Its Acquisition of MoPub
TechCrunch
We first broke the news that Twitter was acquiring the company (which helps mobile publishers manage their ad inventory) back in September.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Twitter acquires mobile adversing software company MoPub for $350M.  MoPub revenues are disclosed at $6.5M in Twitter's S-1 filing.  MoPub is a strategic asset for Twitter as it tries to grow its mobile advertising revenues.

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LinkedIn Tops 250 Million Members

LinkedIn Tops 250 Million Members | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
LinkedIn now has 259 million monthly active users, up from 238 million in the previous quarter and 187 million a year earlier.
Tim Fernback's insight:

LinkedIn has over 259M monthly active users (I am one).  Twitter has 230M and Google+ has 300M and Facebook has a whopping 1.15B.

 

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Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Revenue per visitor numbers are given here for Twitter (was 11 cents in 2012 now it is 43 cents), Pinterest (22 cents in 2012 and 55 cents now) and Facebook (67 cents in 2012 and 93 cents now).  Looks like Twitter is on a healthy growth path but still needs to catch up to the $1 mark that Facebook is approaching (if not surpassing now with mobile advertising).

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The Reign of Email [Infographic]

The Reign of Email [Infographic] | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
If you are of the of the opinion that email is dead or dying, think again!. Not only was email the most popular online activity of 2012, it also generated higher click-through and conversion rates as well as good ROI than all other channels.
Tim Fernback's insight:

As a communication medium, Social Networking software competes directly with email.  The key will be integrating both of them in any application.  Email statistics are below.   They should be compared to engagement from sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.

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Infographic: All About How People Share On Pinterest

Infographic: All About How People Share On Pinterest | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Pinterest is one of the hot social media sites to emerge over the past year or so. Need a stat rundown on who uses it (hint: moms are big), how they use it (think iPads), when and what they share?
Tim Fernback's insight:

Insights into Pinterest Useage, compared to Twitter and Facebook.  Pinterest has advantages in viewership with mothers, IPAD viewing and peak activity in the evening (3pm and later).

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The trouble with Twitter’s IPO

The trouble with Twitter’s IPO | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
As Twitter gets ready to go public next month, the microblogging service remains very much a tale of two realities.
Tim Fernback's insight:

Valuation numbers are presented for Twitter (9.5 X projected 2014 revenues), Facebook (12.9 X sales) and LinkedIn (13.4 X sales).

 

The article goes on to comment on the fact that investors either believe 110% in Twitter or they don't believe it at all.  The proof will be in the company's ability to generate revenue, recurring revenue and profits.  Something it has not yet done to date.

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Who will get rich from Twitter's IPO?

Who will get rich from Twitter's IPO? | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
Twitter is preparing to sell 70 million shares to the public in an IPO that will value the company at $10.9 billion. Below is a list of the number of shares owned by some of the people and investment firms ...
Tim Fernback's insight:

Article has a history of investment in Twitter:

2009 - valued at $200-250M

2011 - valued at $8B.

2013 - valued at approx. $12B

 

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» 5 Social Media Tools to Make Your Life Easier

» 5 Social Media Tools to Make Your Life Easier | Social Media Company Valuations and Value Drivers | Scoop.it
5 Social Media Tools to Make Your Life Easier http://t.co/sV2D0twa7R via @senginepeople
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Social Media Tools - Hootsuite and Buffer are #1 and #2 tools.

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