LinkedIn’s First Earnings Announcement, Q2 2011

August 4, 2011

We’d like to share with you the announcement related to our first earnings (Q2 2011). In addition, we’ll also be live sharing the earnings call both from LinkedIn’s Company Page and our @linkedin account, starting 2PM Pacific Time later today. - Ed.

Today, we reported our financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. In the second quarter, we saw record levels of members, unique visitors, and page views, while top line growth accelerated. Going forward, we plan to continue to invest in our team, technology, and products in order to increase the value we deliver to members and realize the full potential of the LinkedIn platform.

Here are the key highlights:

  • Members grew to 115.8 million, an increase of 61% from the second quarter of 2010
  • Unique visitors of 81.8 million per month, an increase of 83% from the second quarter of 2010
  • Page views of 7.1 billion, an increase of 80% from the second quarter of 2010
  • Revenue for the second quarter was $121.0 million, an increase of 120% compared to $54.9 million for the second quarter of 2010
  • Net income for the second quarter was $4.5 million, compared to $4.3 million for the second quarter of 2010; Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $10.8 million, compared to $6.4 million for the second quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP measures exclude tax-effected stock-based compensation expense and tax-effected amortization of acquired intangible assets
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $26.3 million, or 22% of revenue, compared to $11.5 million for the second quarter of 2010, or 21% of revenue
  • GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.04; Non-GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.10

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

We’re also hosting a webcast / conference call to discuss our second quarter 2011 financial results and business outlook today at 2:00PM Pacific Time.

Jeff Weiner
and Steve Sordello will host the webcast, which can be viewed on the investor relations section of the LinkedIn website.

See slides below.
[slideshare id=8774509&doc=earningsdeck2011q2final-110804145409-phpapp01]

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