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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.78
LNKD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.39 vs. LNKD: 2.78 )
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: 2.78
Equity to Asset 0.64
LNKD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 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: 0.66 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.64
0.15
0.81
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.64
M-Score: -2.06
WACC vs ROIC
12.45%
-6.20%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) -6.22
LNKD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. LNKD: -6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LNKD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.05  Med: 3.13 Max: 8.05
Current: -6.22
-5.05
8.05
Net-margin (%) -5.27
LNKD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LNKD: -5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LNKD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.55  Med: 1.75 Max: 6.33
Current: -5.27
-5.55
6.33
ROE (%) -4.03
LNKD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. LNKD: -4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LNKD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.26  Med: 2.17 Max: 67.88
Current: -4.03
-4.26
67.88
ROA (%) -2.56
LNKD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. LNKD: -2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LNKD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.67  Med: 1.53 Max: 7.96
Current: -2.56
-2.67
7.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -22.63
LNKD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 39.26 vs. LNKD: -22.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.33  Med: 23.78 Max: 47.47
Current: -22.63
-18.33
47.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 39.10
LNKD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LNKD: 39.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 19.55 Max: 53.3
Current: 39.1
0
53.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
LNKD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LNKD: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNKD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.00 Max: 50.1
Current: 18
0
50.1
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LNKD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Caxton Associates 45,500 sh (New)
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%)
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 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)
David Carlson 70,000 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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Q4 2015

LNKD Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 386,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 256,600 sh (+2320.75%)
Pioneer Investments 92,534 sh (+30.34%)
David Carlson 70,000 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 2,006,684 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 205,898 sh (-0.30%)
Frank Sands 6,604,158 sh (-6.91%)
RS Investment Management 70,370 sh (-10.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,152 sh (-17.24%)
Ray Dalio 4,100 sh (-48.75%)
John Griffin 325,000 sh (-58.60%)
John Burbank 19,814 sh (-61.75%)
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2016

LNKD Guru Trades in 2016

Spiros Segalas 2,323,072 sh (+15.77%)
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Guru Investment Theses on LinkedIn Corp

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp - Apr 26, 2016

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the world’s largest online professional network, with three business segments - Hiring Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions - each serving a different customer base. Despite strong fourth quarter results, its shares dropped dramatically based upon its weak growth outlook for 2016. After reporting several quarters of inconsistent results, we believe management is finding it increasingly difficult to manage the complexity and generate growth across its three segments. We were sufficiently concerned about these results that we chose to exit the position.



From Baron Asset Funds' first quarter 2016 commentary.



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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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Top Ranked Articles about LinkedIn Corp

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp Guru stock highlight
LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the world’s largest online professional network, with three business segments - Hiring Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions - each serving a different customer base. Despite strong fourth quarter results, its shares dropped dramatically based upon its weak growth outlook for 2016. After reporting several quarters of inconsistent results, we believe management is finding it increasingly difficult to manage the complexity and generate growth across its three segments. We were sufficiently concerned about these results that we chose to exit the position. Read more...
Will LinkedIn Survive the Fall? LinkedIn endured one of its largest declines in stock price after posting last year's earnings
LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has been one of the best stocks in the market over the last few years. The company has been beating analyst estimates nearly on every earnings event. Read more...
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...

Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 28.99
LNKD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. LNKD: 28.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 33.66
LNKD's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. LNKD: 33.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LNKD' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.95  Med: 59.66 Max: 74.89
Current: 33.66
27.95
74.89
P/B 3.57
LNKD's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. LNKD: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LNKD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.99  Med: 10.37 Max: 26.7
Current: 3.57
2.99
26.7
P/S 5.03
LNKD's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. LNKD: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LNKD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 14.59 Max: 93.67
Current: 5.03
4.34
93.67
PFCF 61.30
LNKD's PFCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.50 vs. LNKD: 61.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LNKD' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.23  Med: 157.18 Max: 1582.35
Current: 61.3
43.23
1582.35
POCF 18.16
LNKD's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. LNKD: 18.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LNKD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.81  Med: 54.20 Max: 315.1
Current: 18.16
15.81
315.1
EV-to-EBIT -67.31
LNKD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.97 vs. LNKD: -67.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LNKD' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -346.6  Med: 319.50 Max: 1670.6
Current: -67.31
-346.6
1670.6
EV-to-EBITDA 50.72
LNKD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
89% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. LNKD: 50.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LNKD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.1  Med: 111.75 Max: 213.2
Current: 50.72
43.1
213.2
Current Ratio 3.29
LNKD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LNKD: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNKD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.25 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.29
1.53
4.81
Quick Ratio 3.29
LNKD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. LNKD: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNKD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.25 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.29
1.53
4.81
Days Sales Outstanding 66.18
LNKD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 51.67 vs. LNKD: 66.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNKD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.15  Med: 73.91 Max: 87.48
Current: 66.18
72.15
87.48
Days Payable 131.60
LNKD's Days Payable is ranked higher than
79% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 57.29 vs. LNKD: 131.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LNKD' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.44  Med: 124.60 Max: 155.74
Current: 131.6
69.44
155.74

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 29.23
LNKD's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
75% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LNKD: 29.23 )
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: 29.23
13.82
67.28
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.00
LNKD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. LNKD: 12.00 )
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: 12
10.39
33.96
Price/Tangible Book 6.13
LNKD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. LNKD: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LNKD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.63  Med: 11.74 Max: 22.92
Current: 6.13
5.63
22.92
Price/Projected FCF 3.45
LNKD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LNKD: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LNKD' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.17  Med: 5.52 Max: 6.27
Current: 3.45
3.17
6.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.35
LNKD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LNKD: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LNKD' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.97 Max: 5.26
Current: 0.35
0.32
5.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.53
LNKD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LNKD: -1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNKD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.53  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.5
Current: -1.53
-1.53
0.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3214
EPS $ -1.31
Beta1.52
Short Percentage of Float3.06%
52-Week Range $98.25 - 258.39
Shares Outstanding(Mil)133.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 3,701 4,447 5,193
EPS($) 3.34 4.29 5.67
EPS without NRI($) 3.34 4.29 5.67

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
Compare:NAS:GOOGL, NAS:FB, HKSE:00700, NAS:BIDU, JSE:NPN, NAS:JD » details
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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