In 2020, Pinterest's adjusted EBITDA amounted to 305 million U.S. dollars, up from16.71 million U.S. dollars in the preceding fiscal year. However, the company's annual net loss amounted to 128.32 million U.S. dollars.
Global annual adjusted EBITDA of Pinterest from 2017 to 2020
(in million U.S. dollars)
"We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization expense, share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense and other income (expense), net and provision for income taxes.
We use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. We believe Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the income and expenses that it excludes. We also believe Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about our operating results, enhances the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics we use for financial and operational decision-making. We are presenting Adjusted EBITDA to assist investors in seeing our operating results through the eyes of management, and because we believe that this measure provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core business operating results over multiple periods with other companies in our industry. However, our definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA rather than net loss, the nearest GAAP equivalent. For example, Adjusted EBITDA excludes:
•certain recurring, non-cash charges such as depreciation of fixed assets and amortization of acquired intangible assets, although these assets may have to be replaced in the future; and
•share-based compensation expense, which has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense and an important part of our compensation strategy
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Pinterest. (February 4, 2021). Global annual adjusted EBITDA of Pinterest from 2017 to 2020 (in million U.S. dollars) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/1095478/pinterest-adjusted-ebitda-worldwide/
Pinterest. "Global annual adjusted EBITDA of Pinterest from 2017 to 2020 (in million U.S. dollars)." Chart. February 4, 2021. Statista. Accessed February 24, 2021. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1095478/pinterest-adjusted-ebitda-worldwide/
Pinterest. (2021). Global annual adjusted EBITDA of Pinterest from 2017 to 2020 (in million U.S. dollars). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: February 24, 2021. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1095478/pinterest-adjusted-ebitda-worldwide/
Pinterest. "Global Annual Adjusted Ebitda of Pinterest from 2017 to 2020 (in Million U.S. Dollars)." Statista, Statista Inc., 4 Feb 2021, https://www.statista.com/statistics/1095478/pinterest-adjusted-ebitda-worldwide/
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