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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 3.23
LNKD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. LNKD: 3.23 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.18   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.23

Equity to Asset 0.62
LNKD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LNKD: 0.62 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.62

0.15
0.81
Interest Coverage 5.32
LNKD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. LNKD: 5.32 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.32

5.32
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 10.07
M-Score: -3.00
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.83
LNKD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. LNKD: 0.83 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.79   Max: 8.05
Current: 0.83

-2.79
8.05
Net-margin (%) -1.88
LNKD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. LNKD: -1.88 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.31   Max: 6.33
Current: -1.88

-3.31
6.33
ROE (%) -1.46
LNKD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. LNKD: -1.46 )
LNKD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.53   Max: 67.88
Current: -1.46

-0.53
67.88
ROA (%) -1.01
LNKD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LNKD: -1.01 )
LNKD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 7.96
Current: -1.01

-0.36
7.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.35
LNKD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. LNKD: 3.35 )
LNKD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 69
Current: 3.35

6.55
69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 53.30
LNKD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. LNKD: 53.30 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.3
Current: 53.3

0
53.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.30
LNKD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. LNKD: 50.30 )
LNKD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.3
Current: 50.3

0
50.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LNKD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 33,904 sh (New)
George Soros 75,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 33,933 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 21,742 sh (+3019.37%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 391,522 sh (+455.44%)
John Griffin 475,000 sh (+90.00%)
Frank Sands 7,290,050 sh (+39.61%)
Ron Baron 236,463 sh (+3.95%)
Steven Cohen 75,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio 2,300 sh (-83.33%)
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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

Steven Cohen 612,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 61,500 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on LinkedIn Corp

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp - Feb 20, 2014

LinkedIn Corp. (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. (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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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 61.73
LNKD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LNKD: 61.73 )
N/A
P/B 7.40
LNKD's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. LNKD: 7.40 )
LNKD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 26.69
Current: 7.4

6.48
26.69
P/S 10.30
LNKD's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LNKD: 10.30 )
LNKD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 10.22   Max: 22.24
Current: 10.3

10.22
22.24
PFCF 176.20
LNKD's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LNKD: 176.20 )
LNKD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 88.47   Max: 1415.79
Current: 176.2

88.47
1415.79
POCF 41.60
LNKD's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. LNKD: 41.60 )
LNKD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 37.55   Max: 73.81
Current: 41.6

37.55
73.81
EV-to-EBIT 1471.71
LNKD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 225.15 vs. LNKD: 1471.71 )
LNKD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 207   Max: 1568
Current: 1471.71

207
1568
Current Ratio 4.81
LNKD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. LNKD: 4.81 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 4.81
Current: 4.81

1.53
4.81
Quick Ratio 4.81
LNKD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. LNKD: 4.81 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 4.81
Current: 4.81

1.53
4.81
Days Sales Outstanding 65.06
LNKD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 62.89 vs. LNKD: 65.06 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 72.15   Max: 87.48
Current: 65.06

72.15
87.48

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 17.80
LNKD's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
79% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LNKD: 17.80 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 13.82   Max: 67.28
Current: 17.8

13.82
67.28
Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.60
LNKD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LNKD: 14.60 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 33.96
Current: 14.6

10.39
33.96
Price/Tangible Book 8.60
LNKD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. LNKD: 8.60 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.12   Max: 16.57
Current: 8.6

10.12
16.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
LNKD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LNKD: 0.70 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.7

0.71
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
LNKD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LNKD: 0.10 )
LNKD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.1

0.1
0.5

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:LKI.Germany, LNKD.Mexico,
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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