Musk's rant at advertisers: Can X break? 

Elon Musk's bizarre outburst on Wednesday has sparked new concerns about X's continued existence. 

When the richest person in the world took over Twitter on October 27, of last year, he bought a company that had historically turned a loss. 

Its lack of significant debt was altered by the acquisition, though. A $13 billion (£10.3 billion) debt that now sits on X's balance sheet and requires $300 million in payments ,

every quarter was used to partially finance the deal. By the end of January, the next payment is expected. 

This gave Musk's remarks from November of last year—after he had let go of half of his employees—that "bankruptcy isn't out of the question" more weight.

X's cash flow serves as a rough indicator of its ability to pay off debt, and further investigation into its financial history .

reveals a poor track record. In its most recent annual report as a publicly traded company, 

Twitter reported $370.4 million in negative free cashflow in 2021—that is, more money was spent operating the company than was brought in.

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