LinkedIn 4th-quarter profit and revenue beats Street

SAN FRANCISCO Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:24pm EST

SAN FRANCISCO Feb 7 (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp. on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue of $303.6 million, an 81 percent rise from a year ago, as millions of job-seekers and corporate recruiters signed up for the professional social network's services.

Excluding certain items, net income was $40.2 million, or 35 cents a share, above the 19 cents expected by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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