LinkedIn’s diverse revenue stream is its strength

Posted: February 19, 2013 in Blog

ap-exchange-social-media-job-hunt-x-largeBy Amit Rawat

SAN FRANCISCO – Investors sometimes paint all the companies within a sector with a broad brush, and it usually serves them poorly.

Such was the case with the Internet stocks that went public within a 12-month period from May 2011 to May 2012, including LinkedIn, Groupon, Zynga and Facebook.

While all make their money over the Internet, LinkedIn’s business model has been consistently the most profitable for common shareholders.

That helps explain why its stock has rewarded shareholders most richly, while IPO investors in the other three companies have taken their lumps……READ MORE

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