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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.77
LNKD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. LNKD: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LNKD' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.77
Equity to Asset 0.64
LNKD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 334 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.64
0.15
0.81
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 7.27
M-Score: -2.59
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 (%) -4.36
LNKD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. LNKD: -4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LNKD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.79  Med: 4.04 Max: 8.05
Current: -4.36
-2.79
8.05
Net-margin (%) -5.33
LNKD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. LNKD: -5.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LNKD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.31  Med: 1.99 Max: 6.33
Current: -5.33
-3.31
6.33
ROE (%) -4.05
LNKD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. LNKD: -4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LNKD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.53  Med: 2.82 Max: 15.13
Current: -4.05
-0.53
15.13
ROA (%) -2.63
LNKD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LNKD: -2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LNKD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.36  Med: 1.92 Max: 7.96
Current: -2.63
-0.36
7.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -16.54
LNKD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 33.36 vs. LNKD: -16.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.89  Med: 30.12 Max: 69
Current: -16.54
6.89
69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 53.30
LNKD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. LNKD: 53.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 53.30 Max: 69.5
Current: 53.3
0
69.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.30
LNKD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. LNKD: 50.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 50.30 Max: 54.2
Current: 50.3
0
54.2
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Guru Trades

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%)
John Griffin 685,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 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%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,480 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 685,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 7,750 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 1,100 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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Q3 2015

LNKD Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 10,600 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,000 sh (+344.44%)
RS Investment Management 78,960 sh (+112.77%)
Pioneer Investments 70,995 sh (+29.04%)
John Griffin 785,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ron Baron 206,514 sh (-2.36%)
Frank Sands 7,094,183 sh (-4.14%)
John Burbank 51,800 sh (-12.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,017 sh (-28.01%)
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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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Top Ranked Articles about LinkedIn Corp

What on Earth Is Happening at LinkedIn? Despite a stellar fourth quarter, investors seem to have lost confidence
Wall Street has always been completely and utterly obsessed with LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD). It’s not hard to see why. When the networking site launched in 2002, it instantly filled a major digital void for countless white collar professionals. Over a decade on, LinkedIn has become a crucial means of communication and recruitment for over 400 million active users. Better yet, the site’s financials are virtually rock solid. Read more...
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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history
Forward P/E 23.87
LNKD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.12 vs. LNKD: 23.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.32
LNKD's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. LNKD: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LNKD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.32  Med: 10.79 Max: 26.69
Current: 3.32
3.32
26.69
P/S 4.98
LNKD's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. LNKD: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LNKD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.97  Med: 13.87 Max: 22.24
Current: 4.98
4.97
22.24
PFCF 74.26
LNKD's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 27.34 vs. LNKD: 74.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LNKD' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 74.26  Med: 154.51 Max: 1415.79
Current: 74.26
74.26
1415.79
POCF 18.17
LNKD's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. LNKD: 18.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LNKD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.17  Med: 52.65 Max: 73.81
Current: 18.17
18.17
73.81
EV-to-EBITDA 51.41
LNKD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. LNKD: 51.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LNKD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.41  Med: 114.80 Max: 213.2
Current: 51.41
51.41
213.2
Current Ratio 3.66
LNKD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. LNKD: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNKD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.14 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.66
1.53
4.81
Quick Ratio 3.66
LNKD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LNKD: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNKD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.14 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.66
1.53
4.81
Days Sales Outstanding 60.29
LNKD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.21 vs. LNKD: 60.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNKD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.15  Med: 75.17 Max: 87.48
Current: 60.29
72.15
87.48
Days Payable 116.39
LNKD's Days Payable is ranked higher than
75% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 56.38 vs. LNKD: 116.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LNKD' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.44  Med: 122.33 Max: 155.74
Current: 116.39
69.44
155.74

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 21.09
LNKD's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
67% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. LNKD: 21.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
LNKD' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.82  Med: 34.64 Max: 67.28
Current: 21.09
13.82
67.28
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.17
LNKD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. LNKD: 10.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LNKD' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.39  Med: 18.72 Max: 33.96
Current: 10.17
10.39
33.96
Price/Tangible Book 5.98
LNKD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. LNKD: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LNKD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.26  Med: 12.28 Max: 22.92
Current: 5.98
8.26
22.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.36
LNKD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LNKD: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LNKD' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.36
0.63
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.98
LNKD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LNKD: -0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.98  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.5
Current: -0.98
-0.98
0.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 32.89
LNKD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.55 vs. LNKD: 32.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LNKD' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.5  Med: 29.60 Max: 35.1
Current: 32.89
29.5
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2697
EPS $ -1.16
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float3.16%
52-Week Range $102.81 - 276.18
Shares Outstanding(Mil)131.09

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 2,973 3,815 4,708 5,629
EPS($) 1.28 3.59 4.54 7.62
EPS without NRI($) 1.28 3.59 4.54 7.62

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Business Description

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