LinkedIn stocks down, should investors worry

LinkedIn’s first quarter earnings and revenues are in with some suggesting this could be a slight worry for investors, the wonder lies if they should be spending over one hundred times more on 2014 earnings for such growth engine.

At $0.38 per share earnings attuned the basis and revenue was up 46% to $473.2 million, with $0.34 in earnings per share reaching $466.57 million in revenues for the first quarter.

Here is a quick breakdown
Talent Solutions products revenue is up by 50% to $275.9 million, up 1% of total revenue to 58% compared to last years 57%. Marketing Solutions products revenue is up 36% to $101.8 million, which is risen by 22% of total revenue compared to 23% a year ago, and Premium Subscriptions products revenue rose 46% to $95.5 million, which is 20% of total revenue with no change from last year.

$284.9 million revenue from U.S, $188.3 million from international markets with field sales channel at $275.3 million, revenue from the online came via direct sales channel with a total revenue of $197.9 million.

LinkedIn’s revenue guidance
2nd Qtr sits at $500 million to $505 million, which is a down from Thomson Reuters expected $505.1 million in revenue. $2.06 billion to $2.08 billion ranges were set for revenue for 2014 with versus the consensus of $2.11 billion. LinkedIn shares finally closed at $161.22 (Up 5%) on the day, after hours price was down at $155.00 (down 3.9% – 4:29 p.m. EST).

Should LinkedIn investors worry with over one hundred times more on 2014 earnings for such growth engine?

Source – BBC News

LinkedIn stocks down, should investors worry