$LNKD (LinkedIn Corporation)

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T21:45:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$LNKD's sales from outside US represented 39% of overall revenue in 1Q16, consistent with prior year quarter. EMEA had a better than expected results in the quarter across all of the product lines.

$MSFT {{ '2017-04-27T22:58:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that on CapEx excluding $LNKD, in general for FY17 the company would be right at or a little below where the company would have been. Therefore, from a full year perspective the growth will slow but is still on track.

$MSFT {{ '2017-03-15T10:41:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT appointed Reid Hoffman, co-founder of $LNKD, to its BoD effective immediately. The company's BoD also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share. The dividend is payable June 8, 2017, to shareholders of record on May 18, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-01-26T23:17:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT expects CapEx, including capital leases to grow sequentially to support a broader portfolio. Conversely for FY17, including $LNKD, the company expects the CapEx growth rate to be lower than the previous year.

$MSFT {{ '2017-01-26T21:30:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Software giant $MSFT posted higher 2Q17 earnings, helped by higher revenue and the $LNKD acquisition. $MSFT's net income rose 3.62% to $5.2Bil or $0.66 per diluted share from $5.01Bil or $0.62 per diluted share a year ago. Revenue for the quarter rose by 1.23% to $24.09Bil. Excluding items, $MSFT earned $0.84 per diluted share.

$MSFT {{ '2016-10-20T20:42:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $MSFT returned $6.6Bil to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends. The company reaffirmed that it is on track to complete its current $40Bil share repurchase program by Dec. 31, 2016. $MSFT also said it expects to close the acquisition of $LNKD and the sale of its entry-level feature phone business in 2Q17.

$LNKD {{ '2016-08-04T21:47:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In terms of segment performance, $LNKD said its Talent Solutions revenue increased 35% yto $597MM. Marketing Solutions revenue increased 29% to $181MM. Premium Subscriptions revenue rose 21% to $155MM.

$LNKD {{ '2016-08-04T21:43:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LNKD said cumulative member count rose 18% o 450MM in 2Q16. Unique visiting members grew 9% to an average of 106MM members a month, and member page views grew 32%. This yielded 21% year-over-year growth in page views per unique visiting member, the company said.

$LNKD {{ '2016-08-04T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LNKD, which has agreed to be bought by $MSFT in a $26.2Bil deal, reported a wider quarterly loss as costs & expenses exceeded revenue. The company reported 2Q16 net loss of $118.74MM, or $0.89 per share, compared with a net loss of $67.75MM, or $0.53 per share a year ago. Total revenue increased 31% to $933MM. Expenses stood at $938.27MM.

$LNKD {{ '2016-08-04T20:37:56+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$LNKD LinkedIn Earnings Infographic: Q2 2016 Highlights $MSFT

$LNKD {{ '2016-08-04T18:09:56+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

LinkedIn Member Base Since 2009. $LNKD $MSFT

$MSFT {{ '2016-06-13T13:02:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT said Morgan Stanley is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal advisor to $MSFT. Qatalyst Partners and Allen & Company are acting as financial advisors to $LNKD, while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, is acting as legal advisor.

$MSFT {{ '2016-06-13T13:01:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT expects $LNKD's financials to be reported as part of $MSFT's Productivity and Business Processes segment. $MSFT expects purchase to have minimal dilution of about 1% to non-GAAP EPS for balance of FY17 post-closing and for FY18 based on expected close date, and to add to $MSFT's non-GAAP EPS in $MSFT's FY19 or less than 2 years post-closing.

$MSFT {{ '2016-06-13T12:58:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT said Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of $LNKD, and CEO Jeff Weiner both fully support the deal. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the BoD of both $LNKD and $MSFT. $MSFT will finance the transaction primarily through the issuance of new debt.

$MSFT {{ '2016-06-13T12:57:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT said it agreed to buy $LNKD for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2Bil, inclusive of $LNKD's net cash. $LNKD will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of $LNKD, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of $MSFT. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T22:48:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Stifel's Scott Davis probes on cash flow management. $LNKD CFO Steven Sordello says 2016 will be the period of heavy investment CapEx across datacenters and facilities. The company will see more leverage on cash flow after exiting the investment made in datacenter expansion in last two years. Investment in the facility will be exited later in 2017.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T22:30:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

UBS Securities analyst Eric Sheridan asks for $LNKD's plan for longer-term growth in the Talent Solutions business. CEO Jeff Weiner says the company will continue to invest in Enterprise in major geographies like North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, as well as improve innovation in the next generation of Recruiter.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T22:20:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

SunTrust analyst Kunal Madhukar questioned on member growth from China. $LNKD CEO Jeff Weiner says China continues to be one of the fastest sources of member growth on daily basis and recently surpassed 20MM members.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T21:45:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$LNKD's sales from outside US represented 39% of overall revenue in 1Q16, consistent with prior year quarter. EMEA had a better than expected results in the quarter across all of the product lines.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T21:34:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$LNKD CEO Jeff Weiner says total jobs unique visitors grew 20% YoverY in 1Q16 and job applicants from the company's mobile flagship app grew 50% YoverY.

$LNKD {{ '2016-04-28T21:27:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

"In the quarter, cumulative members grew 19% to $433MM, our strongest net add quarter since the beginning of 2014," says $LNKD CEO Jeff Weiner. Unique visiting members grew 9% to an average of 106MM members a month and member page views grew 34% in 1Q16.

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