What LinkedIn's Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (LNKD)

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What LinkedIn's Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (LNKD)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 06, 2015

Inside LNKD’s Results

The company reported earnings of $3 million, or 2 cents per share, compared to last year’s earnings of $3.8 million, or 3 cents per share. Adjusted earnings were 61 cents per share – above analysts’ view of 53 cents per share.

Revenue increased to $643.4 million from $447.2 million last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $616.8 million.

For the first quarter, the company expects to see adjusted EPS of 53 cents and revenue between $618 million and $622 million. Analysts expect to see EPS of 55 cents and $645.7 million in revenue.

For FY2015, the company expects EPS of $2.95 and revenue between $2.93 billion and $2.95 billion. Analysts expect to see EPS of $2.73 and $2.94 billion in revenue.

Dominate Player in Career Space, but Risk Remains

Shares of LNKD are currently trading at 74x 2015 earnings estimates, which is a fairly decent valuation based on its 44% sales growth. This stock is more ideal for aggressive investor who are willing to watch the stock each quarter.

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