Monster Worldwide, Inc.
When you think about what people were doing twenty years ago while looking for a job, you'll probably think of newspaper classifieds. Ten years ago, people were using Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW). But where will job seekers go in the next ten years? Well, they will probably be on LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD).
The network component
The act of looking for jobs really hasn't changed as we've jumped more »
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a smoke and mirrors illusion. Buyer beware.
LinkedIn's stock took a hit last week after the online professional networking service forecast called for a slowdown in future quarters while the company beefs up its infrastructure (hires more workers, invests in data centers and makes changes to online ads).
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Social media websites have been a trending topic in investing circles over the last few years, as this relatively new medium has firmly established itself in most people’s social and professional life. Despite the industry’s soaring valuations, many investors have been eager to get in on this trend, propelling these stocks higher in anticipation of future growth.
Despite strong growth on the top-line as well as the bottom-line, professional networking site LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) saw its stock plummet. A large portion of the company's expected growth was already factored into the share price.
Management's weak guidance for Q2 2013 along with concerns about the firm’s ability to earn revenue from advertising sparked the sell-off. However, LinkedIn can gain a much stronger foothold in the more »
Shares of job search network LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) recently plunged, after the Mountain View, Calif.-based company followed up strong first quarter earnings with lackluster quarterly and full-year guidance. Ever since its May 2011 IPO, LinkedIn has been walking a fundamental tightrope. Bears have long claimed that the company’s sky-high valuations were unsustainable, while bulls believed that its growth potential justified the premium. Now the moment of truth has more »
With the stock price of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) up almost 70% year-to-date and a sky high P/E in excess of 1300, one would think that the company is fairly valued, if not overpriced. However, LinkedIn's growth potential remains largely untapped, even with three different revenue streams that separates the company from other Internet business models which are heavily reliant on advertising revenues alone.
Strong growth trajectory
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In today's still struggling economy, there are many who are seeking employment after being laid off or downsized. One of the best places to do so is via career-oriented websites such as Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW). Although there are many potential opportunities listed on Monster.com, job seekers and shareholders alike may also strike gold in some other unlikely online domains, as well.
Providing employment solutions in non-traditional ways more »
LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a leading professional networking site with more than 200-million acquired users as of January. During the last fiscal year, the company exhibited robust growth in revenue, user base, and user engagement. LinkedIn's exceptional performance in all facets of its business will ensure that its stock price continues to trade at a high level during the remainder of the year.
Going forward, the exponential growth in more »
Whether companies like to admit it or not, many companies already have an Internet identity. For instance, when most people think of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), they think of connecting to people. When most think of Twitter, they think celebrities. If people think about Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) they think about job searches. When people think about LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) they think about professional connections.
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LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) provides an integrated social network that meets the needs of business professionals and employers. Its stock returns have been nothing short of extraordinary over the last 16 months. If someone had invested in the stock in late November 2011, he would have had a 100% return by September 2012 and a 200% return by March 2013.
The reason behind this stock price movement has been the company more »
The job market has become more challenging than ever. With tens of thousands of new graduates joining the search each year, they must find a way to distinguish themselves to employers. A professional way to show what you know, what you have done, who you know, and network with other professionals is to create a LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) account. I believe the challenge of standing out will propel LinkedIn to more »
Job searching is an evergreen industry and LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has captured the market tactfully. The company has a market cap in excess of $19 billion, which is surreal since it can basically operate from one building alone. Though its towering valuations have raised some brows, I believe that earnings multiples tell only half of the story.
Growth or not?
LinkedIn has a history of unrealistic P/E ratios, yet more »
LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is one of the most exciting businesses in the markets right now. The company has a fantastic business model with rock solid competitive advantages and extraordinary growth prospects. The big drawback, on the other hand, is its stratospheric valuation ratio. So, let´s dig deeper into the leading professional networking platform and try to get some perspective about the opportunities and risks it holds for investors.
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Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX), a niche online job-board operator, is an arch rival of Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW). Although lesser known and far smaller, with just 534 employees as compared to Monster's 5,000, Dice is beginning to distance itself from its larger rival based on financial and operating disciplines. Here are three reasons Dice's undervalued business is outperforming and why its share price should hit new 52-week more »
Professional networking giant LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has managed to silence skeptics when it posted year-end figures. The rapidly growing company has not only managed to demonstrate its ability to grow revenue and members but also laid out the foundation for getting users to frequent the platform. And most importantly the company's business has been growing profitably, unlike numerous other young tech companies.
Strong Reacceleration of User Engagement
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LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is wreaking havoc on the recruitment market. Headhunters and recruiters are turning to the social network more and more every year, as it becomes an increasingly popular service for finding both passive and active job seekers.
Or should it be Digital Non-Film?
Not so long ago Eastman Kodak was one of the strongest companies in North America and a favorite of investors, such as the legendary Peter Lynch. But then everything started to go wrong culminating in the company seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2012.
Kodak’s expertise was in making photographic film (holding a 90% market share in 1976). But the advent of more »
LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is certainly changing the picture as far as professionalism is concerned. The professional networking giant is indeed taking professional networking personal. LinkedIn is enabling a paradigm shift in the recruitment process, including how candidates are sourced, how leads are organized, and how companies market to candidates. The company is dictating how professionals conduct recruitment.
LinkedIn is revamping its number one revenue generator, the talent solution, which contributes more »
Lately, I've been inspired by Howard Marks and his wonderful book: "The Most Important Thing." In it, the famed investor discusses the importance of “2nd level thinking,” the ability to think differently than the market to find trends.
This type of thinking is essential in finding the mega trends of tomorrow, today; which is the stated goal of this investor and should be yours too. Doing so, allows more »
Career-oriented social network LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), often referred to as the “Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for professionals,” has defied market expectations and fundamental gravity to soar to all-time highs. Can LinkedIn keep surging despite trading at over 800 times trailing earnings, or will its bubble eventually burst when it is fails to meet the market’s high expectations?
Let’s examine LinkedIn’s growth trajectory, business model, fundamentals, and future plans more »
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