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LinkedIn Will Be a Billion-Dollar Business

Shares of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD  ) are trading off more than 2% since reporting better-than-expected third quarter results. Is that really fair? The overall business grew 81% in the third quarter as Talent Solutions, the segment that caters specifically to the needs of corporate and third-party recruiters, accounted for 55% of revenue. All signs point to LinkedIn joining Facebook (Nasdaq: FB  ) and (NYSE: CRM  ) as the three dominant suppliers of social software and services. Find out more in the video below.

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  • Report this Comment On November 08, 2012, at 5:02 PM, HowardStern666 wrote:

    Dear Mr. Fool,

    LNKD will be a billion dollar business, maybe even this year, but not in the profit department. It seems to be labour intensive, if I correctly read the last quarters financial disclosures and has a very slim profit margin. There are great companies and great stocks. LNKD could be a great company but I don't see the pay off for shareholders. Please note that company insiders are stampeding to dump their shares.

  • Report this Comment On November 08, 2012, at 5:09 PM, constructive wrote:

    Yeah, it will be a billion dollar business when the market cap falls 90%.

  • Report this Comment On November 08, 2012, at 6:58 PM, hilsonvalli wrote:

    Just another thinly-disguised shill for the "Facebook Premium Content".

    Weak sauce, Fools.

  • Report this Comment On November 08, 2012, at 7:04 PM, motleytrain wrote:

    As the commenter above points out, too bad LNKD currently overvalued as a 10 billion dollar business.

    In addition, it's been noted that they do not use Generally accepted accounting principles when reporting earnings. Looking at their earnings using GAAP, it's clear that their growth story is over, and that the knife has started to fall.

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