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Is there anyone left who doesn't believe LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD  ) is the world's most impressive social network? Sure, Facebook is bigger and Twitter has proved itself brilliant at delivering news in real time, but of them all it's LinkedIn that hoards profits like Scrooge McDuck.

The company's fourth-quarter results destroyed analyst estimates. Revenue soared 81% as adjusted profits beat estimates by a whopping $0.16. Talent Solutions, the business unit that serves hiring managers and recruiters, soared 90% year over year. The stock popped more than 20% on the news.

Yet LinkedIn's run is far from over, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. In the following video, he shares the one metric that shows the company has long since graduated from its days as a resume disrupter. Please watch, and then be sure to leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2013, at 7:21 PM, HowardStern666 wrote:

    Dear Mr. Fool,

    Please explain that if LNKD made approx. 90 cents a share on revenue of approx. $1 billion last year and assuming they can grow their revenues to approx. $5 billion in 3 years to earn $5 eps. how do you get to $150 now for LNKD?

  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2013, at 8:05 PM, Pkylie wrote:

    LNKD is wall st's latest SCAM company.

    LNKD last week sent out emails to 20 Million members congratulating them they were top 1%, 5%, 10% most viewed profiles, causing these unwitting users to tweet in their hundreds of thousands thereby generating buzz for LinkedIN in the same week they announced their earnings.

    For 10 lousy cents per share, wall st. gave them a $17 Bil market cap. Makes Enron look like child's play !!

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