Should You Consider an Investment in LinkedIn?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Strong  

The debt-to-equity ratio for LinkedIn is strong. The balance sheet is in excellent shape. Operating cash flow is $267.07 million. Levered free cash flow is $144.18 million.

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

LNKD

0.00

$749.55 Million

$0

MWW

0.19

$148.18 Million

$164.24 Million

FB

0.20

$9.63 Billion

$2.36 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong   

Over the past year, LinkedIn has outperformed the S&P 500, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Monster Worldwide.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

LNKD

41.57%

52.03%

99.50%

N/A

MWW

-11.57%

11.57%

-32.84%

-67.09%

FB

-1.49%

4.02%

1.61%

N/A

 

At $174.30, LinkedIn is currently trading above all its averages.

50-Day   SMA

129.72

100-Day   SMA

118.88

200-Day   SMA

112.62

 

E = Earnings Have Improved           

Earnings and revenue have consistently improved on an annual basis.

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2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Revenue   ($)in   millions

78.77

120.13

243.10

522.19

972.31

Diluted   EPS ($)

-0.11

-0.10

0.07

0.11

0.19

 

When we look at the last quarter on a year-over-year basis, we see an increase in revenue and earnings.

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

12/2012

Revenue   ($)in   millions

167.74

188.46

228.21

252.03

303.62

Diluted   EPS ($)

0.09

0.04

0.03

0.02

0.10

 

Now let’s take a look at the next page for the Conclusion. Is this stock an OUTPERFORM, a WAIT AND SEE or a STAY AWAY?

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