Twitter is set to report its second-quarterly results on Tuesday after the bell. But no matter what the company reports, the stock might fail to please investors who still have Facebook's blockbuster quarter on their minds.
Analysts expect the micro-blogging website to post a loss of one cent per share on revenue of $283 million, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. That would be the company's third quarter in a row to post a net loss.
In comparison, the social media giant Facebook posted earnings of 42 cents per share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $2.91 billion, which is a 61 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
Because Twitter lacks the reach and engagement Facebook has, investors should exercise caution ahead of Twitter's earnings, said Rich Greenfield, a media and technology analyst at BTIG, during "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.