Twitter profit drops in 4th quarter but user numbers rise

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter will begin to label and in some cases rem...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter will begin to label and in some cases rem...

Twitter reported Thursday that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier.

The San Francisco-based tech company said it had net income of 15 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 17 cents per share.

The short messaging service posted revenue of $1.01 billion in the period, 11% higher than a year ago.

For the whole year, Twitter posted net income of $1.47 billion on revenue of $3.46 billion.

The company had 152 million daily users in the latest quarter, up from 145 million in the previous quarter.