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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.75
LNKD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. LNKD: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.75  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.75
Equity to Asset 0.64
LNKD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. LNKD: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.64
0.15
0.81
Interest Coverage 5.32
LNKD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3476.00 vs. LNKD: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.32  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.32
5.32
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 6.93
M-Score: -2.14
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.95
LNKD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. LNKD: -2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.79  Med: 4.04 Max: 8.05
Current: -2.95
-2.79
8.05
Net-margin (%) -4.36
LNKD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LNKD: -4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.31  Med: 1.99 Max: 6.33
Current: -4.36
-3.31
6.33
ROE (%) -3.32
LNKD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LNKD: -3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.53  Med: 2.82 Max: 15.13
Current: -3.32
-0.53
15.13
ROA (%) -2.22
LNKD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. LNKD: -2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.36  Med: 1.92 Max: 7.96
Current: -2.22
-0.36
7.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.36
LNKD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.73 vs. LNKD: -11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.89  Med: 30.12 Max: 69
Current: -11.36
6.89
69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 53.30
LNKD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LNKD: 53.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 34.90 Max: 53.3
Current: 53.3
0
53.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.30
LNKD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LNKD: 50.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 22.40 Max: 50.3
Current: 50.3
0
50.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LNKD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 135,300 sh (New)
John Griffin 685,000 sh (+44.21%)
John Burbank 35,675 sh (+5.22%)
Ray Dalio 2,400 sh (+4.35%)
Pioneer Investments 32,954 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 234,273 sh (-0.93%)
RS Investment Management 21,180 sh (-2.58%)
Frank Sands 6,873,049 sh (-5.72%)
George Soros 42,222 sh (-43.70%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 sh (-99.37%)
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Q4 2014

LNKD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 61,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 612,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 293,300 sh (+116.78%)
Pioneer Investments 48,953 sh (+48.55%)
John Burbank 35,729 sh (+0.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 685,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Frank Sands 6,696,076 sh (-2.57%)
Frank Sands 6,696,076 sh (-2.57%)
Ron Baron 211,441 sh (-9.75%)
Ray Dalio 1,100 sh (-54.17%)
RS Investment Management 7,750 sh (-63.41%)
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Q1 2015

LNKD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 13,000 sh (New)
Frank Sands 7,237,279 sh (+8.08%)
Jim Simons 308,300 sh (+5.11%)
Ray Dalio 1,100 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 7,750 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 685,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 48,679 sh (-0.56%)
Ron Baron 206,448 sh (-2.36%)
John Burbank 27,526 sh (-22.96%)
Steven Cohen 193,100 sh (-68.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,488 sh (-69.94%)
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Q2 2015

LNKD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Caxton Associates 45,500 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 37,110 sh (+378.84%)
RS Investment Management 37,110 sh (+378.84%)
John Burbank 59,388 sh (+115.75%)
Ray Dalio 1,800 sh (+63.64%)
John Griffin 785,000 sh (+14.60%)
Pioneer Investments 55,018 sh (+13.02%)
Ron Baron 211,510 sh (+2.45%)
Frank Sands 7,400,262 sh (+2.25%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 6,969 sh (-62.31%)
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Guru Investment Theses on LinkedIn Corp

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp. - Aug 24, 2015

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the #1 professional networking platform, with over 350 million registered members. Shares declined 17.4% due to worse than expected quarterly results. The company also lowered guidance due to foreign exchange rates, an internal sales force transition, display advertising weakness, and the negative accounting treatment of a recent acquisition. We believe LinkedIn is a unique platform asset in the early days of capturing a $27 billion talent acquisition market and a $25 billion B2B advertising market, with interesting additional positive optionality.



From Baron Funds' second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp. - Aug 18, 2015

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the dominant online platform for professional networking with more than 350 million registered members. Underperformance in the quarter stemmed from disappointing recent results, when the company lowered its revenue and profit guidance because of foreign exchange rates, an internal sales force transition, weakness in its display advertising unit, and the unexpected accounting treatment of a recent acquisition. We continue to hold the company’s shares because we believe it is a unique platform asset that remains in the early stage of monetizing multiple markets, including the $27 billion talent acquisition market and the $25 billion business-to-business advertising market.



From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp - Feb 20, 2014

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the leading online professional networking platform with more than 250 million registered members. After rising significantly earlier in 2013, shares fell during the quarter in reaction to a slight deceleration in revenue growth in its most recent earnings results. We were not overly troubled by this deceleration. We continue to own shares in LinkedIn because we believe it is a unique Internet platform asset that still has many ways to capture revenues in the approximately $27 billion talent acquisition market and the approximately $25 billion business to business advertising market. Furthermore, we believe that the company's profit margins will eventually be much higher than they are today.



From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter 2013 to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn - Nov 06, 2013

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the largest online professional network with more than 200 million registered members. One of the business's defining characteristics is the attractive demographics of its white-collar professional user base, making the network of particular interest to both corporate recruiters and advertisers. We believe that LinkedIn is addressing multiple large markets (including the global markets for talent acquisition and business to business advertising) with a disruptive and highly-scalable business model. We also like the fact that more than half the company's revenues derive from annual subscription fees, where we believe the company has ongoing pricing flexibility. The stock has performed well since its 2011 IPO, and it rose again, partly on the strength of its quarterly results. LinkedIn beat Wall Street's expectations and reported accelerating user engagement metrics. In addition, investors were pleased by the progress LinkedIn has made in monetizing the traffic that flows to its sites from mobile devices.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Top Ranked Articles about LinkedIn Corp

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp.
LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the #1 professional networking platform, with over 350 million registered members. Shares declined 17.4% due to worse than expected quarterly results. The company also lowered guidance due to foreign exchange rates, an internal sales force transition, display advertising weakness, and the negative accounting treatment of a recent acquisition. We believe LinkedIn is a unique platform asset in the early days of capturing a $27 billion talent acquisition market and a $25 billion B2B advertising market, with interesting additional positive optionality. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp.
LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the dominant online platform for professional networking with more than 350 million registered members. Underperformance in the quarter stemmed from disappointing recent results, when the company lowered its revenue and profit guidance because of foreign exchange rates, an internal sales force transition, weakness in its display advertising unit, and the unexpected accounting treatment of a recent acquisition. We continue to hold the company’s shares because we believe it is a unique platform asset that remains in the early stage of monetizing multiple markets, including the $27 billion talent acquisition market and the $25 billion business-to-business advertising market. Read more...
Paul Tudor Jones Purchases LinkedIn, Wynn Resorts In Q4
Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) formed Tudor Investment Corporation in 1980 when he was just 26 years old. The investment strategies include discretionary global macro, managed futures, and discretionary equity long-short. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 55.87
LNKD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.58 vs. LNKD: 55.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 5.71
LNKD's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. LNKD: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LNKD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.58  Med: 11.94 Max: 26.69
Current: 5.71
5.58
26.69
P/S 9.02
LNKD's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. LNKD: 9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LNKD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 14.35 Max: 22.24
Current: 9.02
8.8
22.24
PFCF 132.33
LNKD's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. LNKD: 132.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LNKD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 88.47  Med: 154.87 Max: 1415.79
Current: 132.33
88.47
1415.79
POCF 32.85
LNKD's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.17 vs. LNKD: 32.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LNKD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 32.05  Med: 53.82 Max: 73.81
Current: 32.85
32.05
73.81
Current Ratio 3.75
LNKD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. LNKD: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.08 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.75
1.53
4.81
Quick Ratio 3.75
LNKD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LNKD: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.08 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.75
1.53
4.81
Days Sales Outstanding 64.06
LNKD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 49.85 vs. LNKD: 64.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 72.15  Med: 75.17 Max: 87.48
Current: 64.06
72.15
87.48

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 35.64
LNKD's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
85% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. LNKD: 35.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 13.82  Med: 32.28 Max: 67.28
Current: 35.64
13.82
67.28
Price/Net Current Asset Value 17.44
LNKD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. LNKD: 17.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.39  Med: 19.59 Max: 33.96
Current: 17.44
10.39
33.96
Price/Tangible Book 10.67
LNKD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LNKD: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.26  Med: 12.56 Max: 22.92
Current: 10.67
8.26
22.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
LNKD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. LNKD: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.63
0.71
1.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.30
LNKD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LNKD: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.5
Current: -0.3
0.1
0.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 35.20
LNKD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. LNKD: 35.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LNKD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 35.1  Med: 35.10 Max: 35.2
Current: 35.2
35.1
35.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,937 3,818 4,703
EPS($) 0.95 3.30 4.78
EPS without NRI($) 0.95 3.30 4.78

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:LKI.Germany, LNKD.Chile, LNKD.Mexico, LNKD.Switzerland, 0QZJ.UK,
LinkedIn Corp was incorporated in Delaware on March 6, 2003, under the name LinkedIn, Ltd. and changed its name to LinkedIn Corporation in January 2005. The Company operates an online professional network on the Internet through which the Company's members are able to create, manage and share their professional identities online, build and engage with their professional networks, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities, enabling them to be more productive and successful. The Company currently has approximately 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Its comprehensive platform provides members with solutions, including applications and tools, to search, connect and communicate with business contacts, learn about attractive career opportunities, join industry groups, research organizations and share information. The Company provides the following key benefits to their members: ability to manage their professional identity, enhanced ability to build and engage with their professional network, access to knowledge, insights and opportunities, aid in matching talent with opportunity, an efficient marketing channel, targeted advertising, and an increase in employee productivity. In addition, its core value of putting members first may conflict with the short-term interests of its business, the number of its registered members is higher than the number of actual members, and a substantial majority of its page views are generated by a minority of its members. Finally, it expects to face increasing competition in the market for online professional networks. The Company is subject to a number of foreign and domestic laws and regulations that affect companies conducting business online, many of which are still evolving and could be interpreted in ways that could harm its business.
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Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp. Aug 24 2015 
Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp. Aug 18 2015 
LinkedIn Shares “Zig-Zag” After Q2 Results Jul 30 2015 
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LinkedIn: What is Happening with its Profit Growth? May 28 2015 
RBC Capital’s Top 5 Favorite Internet Stocks May 21 2015 
LinkedIn Is Now A Strong Buy: An Algorithmic Analysis May 07 2015 
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LinkedIn’s Recent Quarter Exceeds Estimates, But Management Maintains A Cautious Outlook May 04 2015 

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