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LinkedIn Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

86.82% for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 86.82%
June 30, 2014 86.98%
March 31, 2014 86.80%
Dec. 31, 2013 87.06%
Sept. 30, 2013 86.41%
June 30, 2013 86.45%
March 31, 2013 86.95%
Dec. 31, 2012 88.06%
Sept. 30, 2012 86.60%
June 30, 2012 86.69%
March 31, 2012 86.66%
Dec. 31, 2011 85.59%
Sept. 30, 2011 84.16%
June 30, 2011 84.80%
March 31, 2011 82.13%
Dec. 31, 2010 81.83%
Sept. 30, 2010 80.85%
June 30, 2010 82.07%
March 31, 2010 81.43%

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About Gross Profit Margin

A gross profit margin is the difference between sales and the cost of goods sold divided by revenue. This represents the percentage of each dollar of a company's revenue available after accounting for cost of goods sold.

If a company produces phones and earns $32 million in sales but pays $24 million for the items sold, then the company's gross profit margin would be ($32M - $24M) / $32M = 25 percent.

Cutting costs result in higher gross profit margins. If a company sells phones for 500 dollars and the cost of the producing the phone is $250, the current gross profit margin is 50 percent ((500-250)/500). If the company is able to reduce production costs from $250 to $200, the gross profit margin is 60 percent ((500-200)/500).

Note : Profit margins are very dependent on sector. Companies that sell bland potato chips may not have very high margins, but will sell a sizable quantity of potato chips. A company that sells consulting services will likely have higher profit margins, but sell lower quantities.
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LNKD Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Facebook 82.36%
Twitter 65.63%
Yelp 93.97%

LNKD Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 80.85% Sep 2010
Maximum 88.06% Dec 2012
Average 85.18%

LNKD Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Latest data point: =YCP("LNKD", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("LNKD", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

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