LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict LinkedIn's revenues will grow 66.7% and EPS will grow 216.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $279.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, LinkedIn reported revenue of $252.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 81% higher than the prior-year quarter's $139.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.22. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q3 compared to -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 86.6%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.4%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $948.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.72.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 408 members out of 1,273 rating the stock outperform, and 865 members rating it underperform. Among 367 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 94 give LinkedIn a green thumbs-up, and 273 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LinkedIn is outperform, with an average price target of $125.90.
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