LinkedIn posted quarterly results that topped expectations Thursday as sales jumped and the company gained traction in China.
The professional social network reported third-quarter earnings of 78 cents per share on $780 million in revenue. Sales rose 37 percent from the previous year.
Analysts expected the company to post earnings of 46 cents per share on $756 million in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.
LinkedIn shares rose as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading.