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.

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TypePublic
HQSan Francisco, US
Founded2004
Size (employees)5,400 (est)+3%
Websiteyelp.com
Yelp was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Yelp

Alan Ramsay

Alan Ramsay

Chief Accounting Officer
Andrea Rubin

Andrea Rubin

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Carolyn Patterson

Carolyn Patterson

Senior Vice President, People Operations
Chad Richard

Chad Richard

Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development
Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Restaurant Marketplaces
Jed Nachman

Jed Nachman

COO
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Yelp Office Locations

Yelp has offices in San Francisco, Worcester, Winston-Salem, Wichita 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 (Q3, 2018)

241.1m

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

226.9m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

94.1%

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

10.4m

Market capitalization (14-Dec-2018)

2.9b

Closing stock price (14-Dec-2018)

35.2

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

423.5m
Yelp's current market capitalization is $2.9 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, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

61.2m76.4m88.8m102.5m118.5m133.9m143.6m158.6m173.4m186.2m197.3m208.9m222.4m223.1m234.9m241.1m

Cost of goods sold

4.3m5.1m5.8m6.2m8.7m13.1m14.3m15.1m15.1m14.6m16.9m18.1m19.3m14.7m14.7m14.2m

Gross profit

56.9m71.3m82.9m96.3m109.8m120.9m129.3m143.5m158.3m171.6m180.4m190.8m203.1m208.3m220.2m226.9m

Gross profit Margin, %

93%93%93%94%93%90%90%90%91%92%91%91%91%93%94%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, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

101.2m399.3m290.4m290.6m172.6m181.5m171.8m183.5m196.3m224.9m272.3m319.8m362.4m392.3m389.4m423.5m

Accounts Receivable

17.2m21.4m25.5m31.2m39.0m41.3m46.9m54.8m59.9m66.6m68.1m68.8m68.5m75.5m78.5m81.8m

Current Assets

125.2m429.8m384.2m404.8m392.9m432.2m447.8m447.3m473.7m514.5m568.1m594.9m786.2m910.1m902.4m936.9m

PP&E

25.9m33.3m37.5m43.3m68.6m72.6m78.3m84.8m89.5m93.8m91.7m91.7m94.3m107.9m109.7m110.9m
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, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

(2.3m)(2.6m)108.0k3.7m(2.6m)(10.7m)(15.5m)(15.0m)(12.9m)(4.8m)2.8m10.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.8m3.7m7.7m12.3m6.9m14.1m21.6m8.2m16.8m25.9m10.2m20.8m31.5m10.0m20.5m31.3m

Accounts Payable

5.3m3.6m10.9m1.8m1.7m23.9m3.2m1.3m1.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

9.3m20.0m39.0m43.7m53.5m23.9m46.5m81.8m41.2m76.3m128.0m38.3m60.9m116.1m
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

Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle, citing 'slow pace of innovation'

Saying it's lost patience with missteps and earnings shortfalls, a large shareholder at Yelp is seeking a board reshuffle at the online review site.

Yelp shareholder SQN seeks board overhaul

SQN Investors LP, one of Yelp Inc's top five shareholders, blamed the consumer review service company's board for its underperformance on Monday and called for new independent directors to be appointed.

The Wall Street Journal: Longtime Yelp shareholder is seeking board overhaul

A longtime shareholder is giving Yelp Inc.’s management and board a bad review.

Yelp Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Gulfport Energy to Join S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P MidCap 400 constituent Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASD: GPOR) will replace Oclaro Inc. (NASD: OCLR) in the S&P SmallCap 600, and Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) will replace Gulfport Energy in the S&P MidCap 400 effective prior to the open of trading on...

Why small biz owners should hope for 4-star reviews over 5 on Yelp and Google

Only 10% of customers trust five-star ratings. I know, I know, you want to be able to brag that your small business has a perfect five-star review rating from sites like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. That’ll just get more people to trust using your services and thus increase sales, right?…

A Woman Posted a Negative Yelp Review About a Bar. What Happened Next Shocked Her to the Core

There's peril in every Yelp review. For the reviewer, as well as for the business involved.
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Yelp Company Life and Culture

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Yelp Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Yelp founded?

    Yelp was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Yelp key executives?

    Yelp's key executives are Alan Ramsay, Andrea Rubin and Carolyn Patterson.

  • How many employees does Yelp have?

    Yelp has 5,400 employees.

  • What is Yelp revenue?

    Latest Yelp annual revenue is $846.8 m.

  • What is Yelp revenue per employee?

    Latest Yelp revenue per employee is $156.8 k.

  • Who are Yelp competitors?

    Competitors of Yelp include Meituan-Dianping, Foursquare and OpenTable.

  • Where is Yelp headquarters?

    Yelp headquarters is located at 140 New Montgomery St, San Francisco.

  • Where are Yelp offices?

    Yelp has offices in San Francisco, Worcester, Winston-Salem, Wichita and in 56 other locations.

  • How many offices does Yelp have?

    Yelp has 61 offices.