Switch to:
Also traded in: Chile, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, UK

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

vs
industry
vs
history
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

vs
industry
vs
history
More than 500,000 people have already joined GuruFocus to track the stocks they follow and exchange investment ideas.
» LNKD's 30-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

» Details

Guru Trades

Q1 2016

LNKD Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ruane Cunniff 31,425 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 79,494 sh (+1814.60%)
David Carlson 110,000 sh (+57.14%)
John Burbank 25,598 sh (+29.19%)
Pioneer Investments 118,613 sh (+28.18%)
Steven Cohen 316,300 sh (+23.27%)
Frank Sands 7,344,523 sh (+11.21%)
Spiros Segalas 2,323,072 sh (+15.77%)
John Griffin Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio 2,200 sh (-46.34%)
» More
Q2 2016

LNKD Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 71,000 sh (New)
George Soros 26,126 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 221,925 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 1,300,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 265,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 197,679 sh (+148.67%)
David Carlson 160,000 sh (+45.45%)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Spiros Segalas Sold Out
Frank Sands 4,202,770 sh (-42.78%)
Ray Dalio 1,200 sh (-45.45%)
John Burbank 598 sh (-97.66%)
» More
Q3 2016

LNKD Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jeff Auxier 7,078 sh (New)
Jim Simons 201,500 sh (+183.80%)
Mario Gabelli 567,275 sh (+155.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 438,100 sh (+64.76%)
George Soros 36,426 sh (+39.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 222,259 sh (+12.43%)
Ray Dalio 1,200 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
David Carlson 50,000 sh (-68.75%)
Frank Sands 77,780 sh (-98.15%)
» More
Q4 2016

LNKD Guru Trades in Q4 2016

George Soros Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Carlson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LNKD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.71%$187.6 - $195.96 $ 195.962%0
George Soros 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$187.6 - $195.96 $ 195.962%0
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
Premium More recent guru trades are included for USA Subscribe Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 519130    SIC: 7379
Compare:TSE:4689, XKRX:035420, NAS:WB, NYSE:SNAP, NYSE:TWTR, NAS:NTES, NAS:VRSN, NAS:YNDX, NYSE:ATHM, NAS:IAC, TSE:2413, NYSE:WUBA, SZSE:300059, XKRX:035720, SHSE:600637, NYSE:GDDY, NAS:SINA, LSE:MAIL, ASX:REA, NAS:MOMO » details
Traded in other countries:LNKD.Chile, LKI.Germany, LNKD.Mexico, LNKD.Switzerland, 0QZJ.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
LinkedIn Corp operates a social networking website used for professional networking. The Company's website allows members to post a profile of their professional expertise and accomplishments.

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 over 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The Company offers free solutions including Stay Connected & Informed, Advance My Career and Ubiquitous Access; and Monetized Solutions including Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions. 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.

Guru Investment Theses on LinkedIn Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on LinkedInCorp - Jan 31, 2017

LinkedInCorp. (NYSE:LNKD) is a Mountain View, California-based business. The company operates a professional social network, which currently has over 400 million members. On June 13, 2016, Microsoft made a $196 cash per share offer to acquire the company for a total cost of $26 billion. The deal received the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals and closed on December 8, 2016. The Fund earned a 6.13% annualized return.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

Check out Mario Gabelli latest stock trades

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp - May 23, 2016

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the world’s largest online professional network. It has three business segments: Hiring Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions, each serving different customers. Despite strong 4Q15 results, shares were down in the first quarter due to a weak 2016 outlook. After several quarters of inconsistent results, we believe management is finding it increasingly difficult to manage the complexity of three businesses. We exited the position.



From Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund first quarter commentary 2016.



Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

Baron Funds Comments on LinkedIn Corp - May 06, 2016

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) is the world’s largest online professional network. It has three business segments: Hiring Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions, each serving different customers. Despite strong fourth quarter results, shares were down in the first quarter due to a weak 2016 outlook. After several quarters of inconsistent results, we believe management is finding it increasingly difficult to manage the complexity of three businesses. We exited the position. (Ashim Mehra)





From Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.







Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

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.



Check out Ron Baron latest stock trades

Top Ranked Articles about LinkedIn Corp

Hedge Funds Outperform as Korean Peninsula Sizzles Gondor Capital Management continued winning streak as funds generated returns in August
Gondor Capital Management, the New York-based hedge fund management firm founded by Vincent Au, continues its winning streak as its two funds generated returns in August, a month punctuated by fears over the escalating tension in the Korean Peninsula. Read more...
Michael Burry: Why Most Tech Companies Are Private Companies Investor on the biggest problem with tech companies today
Dr. Michael Burry has become something of an investing hero since his involvement in the subprime mortgage crisis. He began his investing career many years before the subprime crisis and started blogging about his investment ideas around the turn of the century. Read more...
Solid Results Point to Bright Future for Microsoft A closer look at company's fiscal 2017 3rd-quarter numbers
As I noted in my year-end 2016 portfolio review, Microsoft was my second-largest equity position at year-end (that's still the case). I haven’t talked about the company in detail for some time so I figured it’d be worthwhile to share some thoughts on the results. Read more...
Paul Tudor Jones Grows Bearish on U.S. and Emerging Stock Markets Among biggest moves was 138% increase in ETF holding
Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio)' Tudor Investment Corp. disclosed an equity portfolio valued at some $3.88 billion at the end of the reporting quarter ending Dec. 31, 2016 and a top 10 concentration of 44.65%. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on LinkedInCorp Guru stock highlight
LinkedInCorp. (NYSE:LNKD) is a Mountain View, California-based business. The company operates a professional social network, which currently has over 400 million members. On June 13, 2016, Microsoft made a $196 cash per share offer to acquire the company for a total cost of $26 billion. The deal received the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals and closed on December 8, 2016. The Fund earned a 6.13% annualized return. Read more...
Microsoft Finishes 2016 Strong Company's cloud revenues contribute to strong earnings performance
During fourth-quarter 2016, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported net income of $5.2 billion and diluted earnings per share of 66 cents on an as-reported basis. Adjusting for Windows 10 revenue deferrals, net income increased to $6.515 billion while earnings per share climbed to 83 cents. Both performance figures outperformed comparative values for fourth-quarter 2015, suggesting Microsoft had a strong final quarter of 2016 and expects a good financial outlook for 2017. Read more...
23 Questions With Lukas Savickas of Vertes-Investavimas 'I trust Mr. Market’s weighing machine'
1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background? Read more...
Bill Nygren Gains MGM Resorts, Removes 3 Postions Fund manager reports third-quarter portfolio
Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager of the Oakmark Funds, invests in companies that trade at substantial discounts to their business value. As discussed in the fund’s prospectus, the Oakmark Select Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation based on the assumption that the company’s stock price converges to the intrinsic value over time. Nygren and his partners view each stock buy as “a piece of the business” instead of simply a stock certificate. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,615.05
EPS (TTM) $ -1.24
Short Percentage of Float1.77%
52-Week Range $98.25 - 239.48
Shares Outstanding (Mil)135.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,782 4,516 5,155 6,264
EPS ($) 3.60 4.38 6.23 7.22
EPS without NRI ($) 3.60 4.38 6.23 7.22
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
27.16%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GF Chat

{{numOfNotice}}