Yelp provides an online platform and business review site. It uses automated software to recommend helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community and to help them connect with local businesses. The platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto and others categories.

TypePublic
HQSan Francisco, US
Founded2004
Size (employees)5,281 (est)
Websiteyelp.com
Yelp was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Yelp Office Locations

Yelp has offices in Eugene, Miami, Fort Worth, Albuquerque and in 56 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, US
706 Mission Street
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Yelp Financials and Metrics

Yelp Revenue

Yelp's revenue was reported to be $846.81 m in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2018)

457.9m

Gross profit (Q2, 2018)

428.5m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2018), %

93.6%

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

2.8m

Market capitalization (11-Oct-2018)

3.5b

Closing stock price (11-Oct-2018)

41.8

Cash (30-Jun-2018)

389.4m
Yelp's current market capitalization is $3.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

25.8m47.7m83.3m233.0m377.5m549.7m713.1m846.8m

Revenue growth, %

85%74%62%46%30%

Cost of goods sold

1.1m3.1m5.9m16.6m24.4m51.0m60.4m70.5m

Gross profit

24.7m44.6m77.4m216.4m353.2m498.7m652.7m776.3m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

61.2m76.4m88.8m102.5m118.5m133.9m143.6m158.6m173.4m186.2m197.3m208.9m223.1m457.9m

Cost of goods sold

4.3m5.1m5.8m6.2m8.7m13.1m14.3m15.1m15.1m14.6m16.9m18.1m14.7m29.4m

Gross profit

56.9m71.3m82.9m96.3m109.8m120.9m129.3m143.5m158.3m171.6m180.4m190.8m208.3m428.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

93%93%93%94%93%90%90%90%91%92%91%91%93%94%
Annual
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

27.1m21.7m389.8m247.3m171.6m272.2m547.9m

Accounts Receivable

6.6m8.3m21.3m35.6m52.8m68.7m76.2m

Prepaid Expenses

1.5m1.7m5.8m19.4m19.7m12.9m

Current Assets

35.4m31.7m416.8m420.8m443.3m561.2m913.1m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

101.2m399.3m290.4m290.6m172.6m181.5m171.8m183.5m196.3m224.9m272.3m319.8m392.3m389.4m

Accounts Receivable

17.2m21.4m25.5m31.2m39.0m41.3m46.9m54.8m59.9m66.6m68.1m68.8m75.5m78.5m

Current Assets

125.2m429.8m384.2m404.8m392.9m432.2m447.8m447.3m473.7m514.5m568.1m594.9m910.1m902.4m

PP&E

25.9m33.3m37.5m43.3m68.6m72.6m78.3m84.8m89.5m93.8m91.7m91.7m107.9m109.7m
Annual
USDFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(2.3m)(9.6m)(16.7m)(10.1m)36.5m(32.9m)(4.7m)152.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.2m2.3m4.2m11.5m17.6m29.6m35.3m41.2m

Accounts Payable

615.0k2.9m4.0m(259.0k)137.7k46.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

(633.0k)(7.8m)250.0k21.4m57.9m57.4m126.9m167.6m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

(2.3m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.8m3.7m4.0m4.6m6.9m7.2m7.6m8.2m8.6m9.2m10.2m10.0m20.5m

Accounts Payable

1.7m2.2m1.8m1.7m3.3m3.2m1.3m1.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

38.3m60.9m
USDY, 2018

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Yelp Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Turnstyle SolutionsApril 04, 2017$20 m
NoWaitMarch 02, 2017$40 m
Eat24February 10, 2015$134 m
CityvoxOctober 28, 2014
Restaurant-KritikOctober 24, 2014
Yelp ReservationsJuly 18, 2013
QypeOctober 25, 2012$50 m
Darwin Social Marketing Inc.
Darwin Sweden AB
Eat24, LLC
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Yelp Revenue Breakdown

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Yelp revenue breakdown by business segment: 90.5% from Local, 8.8% from Transactions and 0.7% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

Yelp's employees are reported to be approximately 47% female and 53% male.
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Yelp Online and Social Media Presence

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Yelp News and Updates

Capitol Report: Outmatched financially, Yelp aims for a lift from Trump in fight against Google

Yelp’s longtime gripes about Google’s practices sound a bit similar to the complaints of bias made by President Trump. The reviews provider has taken note of a draft executive order that the White House is considering.

Capitol Report: Outmatched financially, Yelp tries to align with Trump in fight against Google

Yelp’s longtime gripes about Google’s practices sound a bit similar to the complaints of bias made by President Trump. The reviews provider has taken note of a draft executive order that the White House is considering.

Capitol Report: As Yelp keeps accusing Google of bias, it’s singing a tune that could resonate with Trump

Yelp’s longtime gripes about Google’s practices sound a bit similar to the complaints of bias made by President Trump. The reviews provider has taken note of a draft executive order that the White House is considering.

Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe’s Gay Pride Flag ‘Disgusting’

“After seeing the rainbow flag in the window, I’ve had it with this place and have thrown in the towel."

The Ratings Game: Yelp stock heads for best day ever as earnings penetrate the pessimism

Yelp Inc. shares were headed toward their best day in history Thursday, after an earnings beat defied pessimism about the online-reviews site’s move to shorter-term advertising commitments.

Remember Yelp? It just had its best day since 2015

The online review platform gained 17,000 new paid advertising accounts for the second quarter, crushing estimates. With all the attention on Google and Facebook lately, it’s easy to forget that those two behemoths have not entirely cornered the market for digital advertising.Read Full Story
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Yelp Company Life and Culture

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