LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows its members to create business connections, search for jobs, and find potential clients. The site also enables its users to build and engage with their professional networks; access shared knowledge and insights; and find business opportunities. It offers LinkedIn mobile applications across various platforms and languages such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia Asha, and Windows Mobile; a public website that allows developers to integrate its content and services into their applications; and a set of embeddable widgets to allow web developers to include content from the company’s network into their websites and applications.

In addition, the company provides talent solutions, including LinkedIn Corporate Solutions that enables enterprises and professional organizations to find, contact, and hire qualified candidates; LinkedIn Jobs that allows enterprises and professional organizations to advertise job opportunities on the company’s network; and Subscriptions which enables recruiters and hiring managers to find, contact, and manage potential candidates. It also offers LinkedIn Ads, a self-service platform that enables advertisers to build and target their advertisements at its members; Enterprise, a marketing solution to target larger advertisers that receive dedicated account management and additional marketing solutions; and Sponsored Updates that enables advertisers to share and amplify content marketing messages.

Parent Company
Mountain View, US
LinkedIn was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US

Key People at LinkedIn

Jeff  Weiner

Jeff Weiner

Chief Executive Officer
Michael  Callahan

Michael Callahan

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mike  Gamson

Mike Gamson

Senior Vice President, Global Solutions
Steve  Sordello

Steve Sordello

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pat  Wadors

Pat Wadors

Senior Vice President, Global Talent Organization
Shannon  Stubo

Shannon Stubo

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Communications
Mohak Shroff

Mohak Shroff

Vice President, Product Engineering
Ryan Roslansky

Ryan Roslansky

Vice President, Product

LinkedIn Office Locations

LinkedIn has offices in Mountain View, Omaha, Chicago, Los Angeles and in 24 other locations

LinkedIn Metrics

LinkedIn Summary

LinkedIn is a subsidiary of Microsoft

LinkedIn Financial Metrics

LinkedIn's revenue was reported to be $3 b in FY, 2015 which is a 34.8% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$1.5 b$2.2 b$3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$202.9 m$293.8 m$418.9 m

Gross profit

$1.3 b$1.9 b$2.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

$522.1 m$774.4 m$1 b

R&D expense

$395.6 m$536.2 m$775.7 m

General and administrative expense

$225.6 m$341.3 m$478.7 m

Operating expense total

$1.1 b$1.7 b$2.3 b

Depreciation and amortization

$134.5 m$236.9 m$420.5 m


$47.8 m$36.1 m($150.9 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$6.8 m$50.9 m

Interest income

$10.6 m

Pre tax profit

$49.2 m$31.2 m($214.7 m)

Income tax expense

$22.5 m$46.5 m($50 m)

Net Income

$26.8 m($15.3 m)($164.8 m)
Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$93 m$339 m$270.4 m$803.1 m$460.9 m$546.2 m

Accounts Receivable

$302.2 m$449 m$603.1 m


Current Assets

$2.8 b$4.1 b$3.9 b


$361.7 m$740.9 m$1 b


$150.9 m$356.7 m$1.5 b

Total Assets

$3.4 b$5.4 b$7 b

Accounts Payable

$66.7 m$100.3 m$162.2 m

Current Liabilities

$642 m$882.8 m$1.2 b

Common Stock

$10 k$11 k$12 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

$2.6 b$3.3 b$4.6 b

Total Equity

$4.5 b

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

$26.8 m($15.3 m)($164.8 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$134.5 m$236.9 m$420.5 m

Accounts Receivable

($100 m)($140 m)($150 m)


Accounts Payable

$114.7 m$150 m$100.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$436.5 m$569 m$807 m

Purchases of PP&E

($278 m)($547.6 m)($507.2 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($1.4 b)($2.3 b)($792.1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

$1.5 b$1.4 b$77.8 m

Interest Paid

$6.4 m

Income Taxes Paid

$6 m$10.3 m$13.8 m

LinkedIn Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Q3, 2016Y, 2016Apr, 2017

Registered Members

276.84 m346.73 m413.67 m467 mA500 m

Monthly Active Users

106 m

Registered Members (US)

133 m

Monthly Job Listings (US)

3 m

Job Listings

10 m
LinkedIn's employees are reported to be approximately 42% female and 58% male.

LinkedIn Median Salaries

Source: 1.6 k public H-1B filings from LinkedIn

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