Linkedin Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 9.27%.

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Linkedin Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 200% to $0.45 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.15 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 72.29% to $324.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Linkedin Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.45 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.31. It beat the average revenue estimate of $317.08 million.

Quoting Management: “Q1 was a strong quarter for LinkedIn with member engagement and financial results reaching record levels,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. “We remained focused on delivering great products that increasingly make LinkedIn the essential daily resource for global professionals.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.94% from $303.62 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 28.57% from $0.35 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.32 to a profit $0.31. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.31 to a profit of $1.35 over the last ninety days.

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