Microsoft’s and LinkedIn’s IPO


I’ve just read an article aout Microsoft’s IPO process. Some excerpts from the article:

… with $172.5 million in revenues over the last four quarters


… going public put a market value of $350 million on the 45% stake he retains.

That would make a total market cap of appr. $800 million and revenue of around $170 million.

Compare that to LNKD, which has $161.4 million revenue and $1.85 million net profit in 2010. LNKD was valued initially at $4 billion. At the time of this post its market cap is $8.8 billion.

And people say it’s not 1999 again.

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