We’d like to share with you the announcement related to our 2012 second quarter earnings. We’ll also be providing live updates from the earnings call at @linkedin, starting 2PM Pacific Time later today. – Ed.

Today, we reported our financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. We had a strong second quarter with all of our key operating and financial metrics showing solid performance.

Here are the highlights:

  • Revenue for the second quarter was $228.2 million, an increase of 89% compared to $121.0 million in the second quarter of 2011.
  • Net income for the second quarter was $2.8 million, compared to net income of $4.5 million for the second quarter of 2011.  Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $18.1 million, compared to $10.8 million for the second quarter of 2011.  Non-GAAP measures exclude tax-affected stock-based compensation expense and tax-affected amortization of acquired intangible assets.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $50.4 million, or 22% of revenue, compared to $26.3 million for the second quarter of 2011, or 22% of revenue.
  • GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.03; Non-GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.16.

Our ongoing investment in product innovation drove healthy engagement as measured by unique visiting members and member page views, and our three revenue streams all experienced significant growth.

  • Hiring Solutions: Revenue from Hiring Solutions products totaled $121.6 million, an increase of 107% compared to the second quarter of 2011.  Hiring Solutions revenue represented 53% of total revenue in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 48% in the second quarter of 2011.
  • Marketing Solutions: Revenue from Marketing Solutions products totaled $63.1 million, an increase of 64% compared to the second quarter of 2011.  Marketing Solutions revenue represented 28% of total revenue in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 32% in the second quarter of 2011.
  • Premium Subscriptions: Revenue from Premium Subscriptions products totaled $43.5 million, an increase of 82% compared to the second quarter of 2011. Premium Subscriptions represented 19% of total revenue in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 20% of revenue in the second quarter of 2011.

I highly encourage you to review associated materials, including our GAAP and non-GAAP reconciliation. [1]

We’re also hosting a webcast / conference call to discuss our financial results for the second quarter of 2012 and business outlook today at 2:00PM Pacific Time.

I will co-host the webcast with CEO Jeff Weiner, which can be viewed on the investor relations section of the LinkedIn website as well.

See slides below.

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[1] Safe Harbor Statement

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This post also contains forward-looking statements about our products, including our planned investments in key strategic areas, certain non-financial metrics, such as member growth and engagement, and our expected financial metrics such as revenue, adjusted EBITDA, depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation for the second quarter of 2012 and the full fiscal year 2012. The achievement of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions.

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