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How Snap compares with Facebook and Twitter when they went public

Snapchat filed its IPO paperwork with the Security and Exchange Commission today, inching one step closer to its upcoming IPO. Previous reports have valued the company at up to $25 billion, mostly on its ability to reach the advertiser-coveted millennial and Gen Z generation.

We took at look at Facebook's and Twitter's latest S-1 filings to see how the three social media companies' financials and users compared. Facebook held its IPO on May 18, 2012, while Twitter had theirs on Nov. 7, 2013.

Revenue

Facebook

Last full year (2011): $3.71 billion

Last three months before March 2012: $1.06 billion

Twitter

Last full year (2012): $317 million

Last nine months before September 2013: $422 million

Snap

Last full year (2016): $404 million

Previous year (2015): $58.7 million

Loss/Profit

Facebook

Net income (2011): $1.00 billion

Operating income (2011): $1.76 billion

Twitter

Net income (loss) (2012): ($79.4 million)

Operating income (loss) (2012): ($77.1 million)

Snap

Net income (loss) (2016): ($515 million)

Operating income (loss) (2016): ($520.4 million)

Users

Facebook

Daily active users (DAUs) in March 2012: 526 million

Monthly active users (MAUs) in March 2012: More than 901 million

Twitter

Daily active users (DAUs) as of Nov. 2013: More than 100 million

Monthly active users (MAUs) as of Nov. 2013: More than 230 million

Snap

Daily active users (DAUs) as of Dec. 2016: 161 million

Snap did not report monthly active users