TheStreet.com  Aug 26  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- LinkedIn shares are up 1.6% to $226.14 on Tuesday after First Analysisainitiatedacoverage on the stock with an "overweight" rating and $280 price target. The $280 price target represents a 23.8% upside from its current...
Forbes  Aug 26  Comment 
If you're a college student or a parent of one, take note. Finding a job upon graduation starts on day 1 as a Freshman. And the tool that makes it easy and productive is LinkedIn. Learn how to use LinkedIn to establish your professional career...
Benzinga  Aug 26  Comment 
Analysts at First Analysis initiated coverage on shares of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) with a Overweight rating. The target price for LinkedIn is set to $280. LinkedIn shares have dropped 5.70% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has...
The Economic Times  Aug 25  Comment 
Unsurprisingly, global trendsetter in workplace design, Google, is at the forefront of the change in India, too.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 25  Comment 
By Amit Ghate: In a recent SA article, I noted the strong discrepancy between LinkedIn's (NYSE:LNKD) actual GAAP earnings versus the non-GAAP earnings which were typically reported in the financial media - with the difference being largely...
Cloud Computing  Aug 25  Comment 
NASHUA, N.H. , Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, today announced the release of Kentico 8.1, featuring a variety of new enhancements that bring greater website...
Clusterstock  Aug 22  Comment 
We're sending one lucky winner and a friend to Silicon Valley for an insider's look at the upper echelons of the tech world. Meet CEOs and execs from  Pinterest ,  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  Chegg , and YCombinator , tour their campuses, and...
Benzinga  Aug 22  Comment 
Shares of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) are up 2.34 percent as the social network's product chief, Deep Nishar, is departing company. Before joining LinkedIn six years ago, Nishar held a similar role at Google. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will be taking...
Cloud Computing  Aug 22  Comment 
By Neera Talbert, VP Services and Ben Wiley, R Programmer at Revolution Analytics By now, everyone should be familiar with the data scientist boom. Simply logging onto LinkedIn reveals a seemingly infinite number of people with words and phrases...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 22  Comment 
Global professional network LinkedIn’s Indian-origin top executive Deep Nishar is leaving the company after a tenure of six years during which he .“transformed” the member experience and helped in...


LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is an online professional network. Members of the network can use the platform for free to create and manage their professional identity, engage with other professionals, and access relevant business information. Through the platform, LinkedIn allows professionals to communicate with one another and ultimately find new careers and business opportunities.[1] LinkedIn makes money in three ways. First, it provides organizations with hiring solutions. These solutions allows enterprises to advertise job postings to members based on key qualities, such as location, experience, and education. This allows organizations to contact potential employees who are not actively searching for a job. Next, it sells display advertisement space on the site to marketeers. Finally, it allows members to upgrade to paid, premium subscriptions. Premium subscriptions allow members, acting as an individual or on behalf of a company, to view enhanced search results, gain additional channels of communication, and receive priority customer support.[2]

While LinkedIn remains focused on general professional networking, there is a trend in the industry to move towards specialized knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. For example, Stackoverflow provides a question and answer service as well as a career service for computer programmers. Other sites have focused on discussion, collaboration, and interaction between and among employees and potential employers. These services allow members two main benefits. First, they can find specific answers to their specialized questions. Second, they can interact directly with relevant companies in their field. LinkedIn's generality and lack of specialty within the professional network space does provide benefits, but the company may refocus on this trend.[3][4]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on May 18, 2011. The company offered 7.8M shares each for $45. This was at the high end of the revised price range of $42-$45. The company had originally announced an initial price range of $32-$35. The offering raised a total of $353M. The final offering was 35% larger than had the pricing occurred at the midpoint of the initial range. The lead managers of the IPO were Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC), and J P Morgan Chase (JPM).[5]

The company's first day 109% return was the fifth largest for an IPO in the post bubble era. [6]

For the full year 2010, LinkedIn reported a total revenue of $243M and a net income of $14.5M. Revenue increased by 103% over the previous year, and net income increased from a net loss $4M.[7]

  1. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  2. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "How We Generate Revenue" pg 45-46
  3. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  4. Seeking Alpha "LinkedIn: IPO Will Place Company at Strategic Crossroads" 21 Feb 2011
  5. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "LinkedIn prices IPO at $45, high end of revised range" 18 May 2011
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  7. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pg 10-11
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