LinkedIn grows revenues faster than Apple and Facebook


Which celebrated technology company is growing revenue at a higher rate than all the rest? Hint: it’s not Apple or Facebook, as you might expect.

LinkedIn, the professional social networking company turned publicly traded powerhouse, is posting the highest year-over-year revenue growth. The newly public company is growing revenue faster than technology’s heaviest hitters — Apple, Facebook, and Google included — according to fourth quarter and fiscal year company filings.

You’ve heard these growth figures before — they’ve been reported on VentureBeat and are included in company quarterly earnings reports — but the graphic below, compiled for us by our friends at statistics portal Statista, tells a rather unexpected story of LinkedIn’s maturation into a money-making machine.

Year-over-year revenue growth is not the be-all, end-all of financial metrics, of course, and companies like Apple are already so successful that revenue growth rates are bound to plateau. It’s a lot easier to show 105 percent year-over-year growth when your quarterly revenue numbers are in the low hundreds of millions of dollars, as opposed to the billions.

via LinkedIn grows revenues faster than Apple and Facebook (infographic) | VentureBeat.

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