LNKD- Linked In

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by diablo11, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Surprised to see that LNKD has been able to hold $80. I don't see any impact this website is making and very little buzz around. I only know a handful of people that actually ever even visit the site. Will this be one of those stocks where the bottom falls out one week and it never sees $80 again. Id like to hear what others think about it.
  2. mxjones


    I disagree - it is being heavily used. It is quickly becoming the recruitment tool for companies (and headhunters) looking for employees, and over the past six months I have seen explosive growth in new members and how they are using it. There are a ton of resources out there on how to properly build your profile to turn up in searches, and I know of three people who have gotten new positions through LNKD. Two years ago I didn't see the point, but they are quickly carving out a niche and I think they are here to stay.
  3. I like the site as an electronic way of giving employers previews of your resume, but lnkd <b>does not make enough money to even be in the billions</b>

    Institutional ownership at 98% just signals a huge sell-off in this stock is coming:

    LNKD Industry Comparision:Vs. Internet Software & Services
    LNKD Industry Average Percentile
    in Industry
    Market Capitalization $7.59B $5.38B 97th
    Beta (1 Year Annualized) -- 1.27 --
    EPS (Adjusted, 06/30/2011 TTM) $0.17 $12.99 69th
    Current Consensus EPS Estimate $-0.03 -- --
    EPS Growth
    (TTM vs. Prior TTM) 240% +32.31% 95th
    P/E (TTM)
    AS OF 08/18/2011 463.71 39.51 99th
    Dividend Yield (Annual) -- 2.53% --
    Total Revenue (TTM)
    AS OF 06/30/2011 $358.46M $16.45B 87th
    Revenue Growth
    (TTM vs Prior TTM) +112.43% +37.31% 94th
    Shares Outstanding 96,272,000 402,705,536 80th
    Shares Short*
    2.31M -- --
    Institutional Ownership 98.46% 71.58%

    EPS growth of 240% is good, but earnings are only at $0.17 per share. This leaves a PE ratio of 464.

    For growth to be accretive, we might say the peg at full value is at 1. This means whoever owns this stock is expecting a nearly 500% rise either in this year or the next year, but they will not earn any return if that happens because it is already in the stock.
  4. m22au


  5. SREC


    It's not clear how they can generate significant revenue. Depending on recruiters & headhunters purchasing premium memberships to justify your 8+ bil valuation is a pipedream.

    Times are tough in the job placement industry
  6. m22au


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  10. m22au


    #10     Nov 3, 2011