Economic Outlook: Twitter earnings: ignore monthly user numbers, hope for a daily increase

With social competition heating up, investors are bracing for unexciting results from Twitter Inc., for a change.

Twitter TWTR, -0.14% is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before the market opens Wednesday.

Here’s what to expect:

Earnings: Analysts surveyed by FactSet expect Twitter to report earnings of 2 cents per share, below the 15 cents per share Twitter reported in the year-earlier period. The Estimize consensus, made up of crowdsourced estimates from analysts, academics and others, is for earnings per share of 8 cents.

Twitter has beaten earnings expectations every quarter since December 2014.

EPS relative to expectations, and stock price impact

Revenue: FactSet analysts expect revenue of $517.3 million, down from $594.5 million in the year-earlier period.

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