LinkedIn Delivers A Monster Earnings Beat

Jay Yarow

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LinkedIn earnings are out, and it's a massive beat.

EPS came in at $0.35, beating expectations of $0.19.

Revenue was $303.6 million, beating expectations of $278 million.

The stock is up ~10% in immediate reaction to headline numbers.

It provided revenue guidance for the first quarter of this year of between $305 million and $310 million. Analysts were forecasting $301.16 million for the quarter, so this is a big beat.

LinkedIn's revenue growth was 81% on a year-over-year basis.

On an per business unit basis:

  • Talent Solutions, which are tools for corporate recruiters, was $161.0 million, a 90% increase.
  • Marketing Solutions, which is advertising and job listings, was $83.2 million, a 68% increase compared to a year ago.
  • Premium subscriptions, which are sold to salespeople and job seekers to make connections, was $59.4 million in revenue, a 79% increase compared to a year ago.

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