LinkedIn's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report Beats Analysts' Expectations...Again

Shares of the social network rose in anticipation of the announcement on Thursday.

It was a good day for LinkedIn's investors Thursday. The company beat analysts' expectations again in its fourth-quarter earnings report, reporting $303.6 million in revenue with net income coming in at $11.5 million. That is nearly double the $6.9 million net income it reported in the last quarter of 2011.

LinkedIn's shares rose on Thursday in anticipation of the announcement--after all, as Wired.com pointed out, each quarterly earnings report since the company went public in May has beat analysts' expectations. LinkedIn's revenues and membership are still a fraction of Facebook's (LinkedIn reported having 200 million members), but with its impressive growth, it's showing it will continue to have a place in the market.

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Do you use LinkedIn less or more than Facebook? Are you surprised by the earnings report? Tell us in the comments.

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