Company profile

Ticker
YELP
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CEO
Jeremy Stoppelman
Employees
Incorporated in
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Fiscal year end
Former names
Yelp! Inc
SEC CIK
IRS number
201854266

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9 Aug 19
22 Aug 19
31 Dec 19

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Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Jun 19 Mar 19 Dec 18 Sep 18
Revenue 246.96M 235.94M 243.74M 241.1M
Net income 12.3M 1.37M 31.95M 14.99M
Diluted EPS 0.16 0.02 0.36 0.17
Net profit margin 4.98% 0.58% 13.11% 6.22%
Operating income 12.2M -3.88M 12.72M 10.38M
Net change in cash 8.91M -53.88M -85.28M 31.05M
Cash on hand 36.09M 27.18M 81.06M 166.34M
Cost of revenue 14.98M 14.27M 14.25M 14.18M
Annual (USD) Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15
Revenue 942.77M 846.81M 713.07M 549.71M
Net income 55.35M 153M -1.71M -32.9M
Diluted EPS 0.62 1.76 -0.02 -0.44
Net profit margin 5.87% 18.07% -0.24% -5.98%
Operating income 25.9M 179.62M -2.02M -21.32M
Net change in cash -202.03M 163.31M 39.82M 41.24M
Cash on hand 81.06M 283.09M 119.78M 79.95M
Cost of revenue 57.87M 70.52M 60.36M 51.02M

Financial data from Yelp earnings reports

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Risks
  • If we are unable to increase traffic to our mobile app and website, or user engagement on our platform declines, our revenue, business and operating results may be harmed.
  • *We generate substantially all of our revenue from advertising. If we fail to maintain and expand our base of advertisers, our revenue and our business will be harmed.
  • Our ability to increase our revenue depends on our ability to introduce successful new products and services. Our ongoing investments in developing products and services, including products and services outside of our historical core business, involve significant risks, could disrupt our current operations and may not produce the long-term benefits that we expect.
  • We rely on Internet search engines and application marketplaces to drive traffic to our platform, certain providers of which offer products and services that compete directly with our products. If links to our applications and website are not displayed prominently, traffic to our platform could decline and our business would be adversely affected.
  • We face intense competition in rapidly evolving markets, and expect competition to increase in the future.
  • We rely on third-party service providers and strategic partners for many aspects of our business, and any failure to maintain these relationships could harm our business.
  • Our strategy to grow our business may not be successful and may expose us to additional risks.
  • Consumers are increasingly accessing online services through a variety of platforms other than desktop computers, including mobile devices. If we are unable to operate effectively on such devices or our products for such devices are not compelling, our business could be adversely affected.
  • If we fail to generate, maintain and recommend sufficient content from our users that consumers find relevant, helpful and reliable, our traffic and revenue will be negatively affected.
  • We may acquire or invest in other companies or technologies, which could divert our management’s attention, result in additional dilution to our stockholders and otherwise disrupt our operations and harm our operating results. We may also be unable to realize the expected benefits and synergies of any acquisitions or investments.
  • Our business depends on a strong brand. Maintaining, protecting and enhancing our brand requires significant resources and our efforts to do so may not be successful.
  • *If we fail to manage our employee operations and organization effectively, our brand, results of operations and business could be harmed.
  • We are committed to providing a great consumer experience, which may cause us to forgo short-term gains and advertising revenue.
  • *We rely on the performance of highly skilled personnel, and if we are unable to attract, retain and motivate well-qualified employees, our business could be harmed.
  • Our business is dependent on the uninterrupted and proper operation of our technology and network infrastructure. Any significant disruption in our service could damage our reputation, result in a potential loss of users and engagement and adversely affect our results of operations.
  • If our security measures are compromised, or if our platform is subject to attacks that degrade or deny the ability of users to access our content, users may curtail or stop use of our platform.
  • Some of our products contain open source software, which may pose particular risks to our proprietary software and solutions.
  • Failure to protect or enforce our intellectual property rights could harm our business and results of operations.
  • We may be unable to continue to use the domain names that we use in our business, or prevent third parties from acquiring and using domain names that infringe on, are similar to, or otherwise decrease the value of our brand or our trademarks or service marks.
  • We have incurred significant operating losses in the past, and we may not be able to generate sufficient revenue to maintain profitability. Our recent growth rate will likely not be sustainable, and a failure to maintain an adequate growth rate will adversely affect our business and results of operations.
  • We have a limited operating history in an evolving industry, which makes it difficult to evaluate our future prospects and may increase the risk that we will not be successful.
  • *We expect a number of factors to cause our operating results to fluctuate on a quarterly and annual basis, which may make it difficult to predict our future performance.
  • *We rely on data from both internal tools and third parties to calculate certain of our performance metrics. Real or perceived inaccuracies in such metrics may harm our reputation and negatively affect our business.
  • Because we recognize revenue from a portion of our advertising products over the term of an agreement, a significant downturn in our business may not be immediately reflected in our results of operations.
  • If our goodwill or intangible assets become impaired, we may be required to record a significant charge to our statements of operations.
  • We may require additional capital to support business growth, and such capital might not be available on acceptable terms, if at all.
  • We may have exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities.
  • Changes in tax laws or tax rulings, or the examination of our tax positions, could materially affect our financial position and results of operations.
  • *Our business and results of operations may be harmed if we are deemed responsible for the collection and remittance of state sales taxes for food orders placed through our platform.
  • We are, and may be in the future, subject to disputes and assertions by third parties that we violate their rights. These disputes may be costly to defend and could harm our business and operating results.
  • Our business is subject to complex and evolving U.S. and foreign regulations and other legal obligations related to privacy, data protection and other matters. Our actual or perceived failure to comply with such regulations and obligations could harm our business.
  • The requirements of being a public company may strain our resources, divert management’s attention and affect our ability to attract and retain qualified board members.
  • Our share price has been and will likely continue to be volatile.
  • We cannot guarantee that our stock repurchase program will be fully consummated or that it will enhance long-term stockholder value. Share repurchases could also increase the volatility of the trading price of our stock and could diminish our cash reserves.
  • We do not intend to pay dividends for the foreseeable future, and as a result, our stockholders’ ability to achieve a return on their investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our common stock.
  • Anti-takeover provisions in our charter documents and under Delaware law could make an acquisition of our Company more difficult, limit attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management and limit the market price of our common stock.
  • Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for the adjudication of certain disputes, which could limit our stockholders' ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers, or employees.
  • *Future sales of our common stock in the public market could cause our share price to decline.
Management Discussion
  • We generate revenue from our advertising products, transactions and other services. Total net revenue increased $91.9 million, or 11%, in 2018 compared to 2017, and $134.8 million, or 19%, in 2017 compared to 2016.
  • Advertising. We generate advertising revenue from the sale of our advertising products — including enhanced listing pages and performance- and impression-based advertising in search results and elsewhere on our platform — to businesses of all sizes. Advertising revenue also includes revenue generated from the resale of our advertising products by certain partners and monetization of remnant advertising inventory through third-party ad networks.
  • Advertising revenue increased $131.8 million, or 17%, in 2018 compared to 2017, and $127.4 million, or 20%, in 2017 compared to 2016. The increase in each period was primarily due to a significant increase in the number of paying advertising accounts and, to a lesser extent, an increase in revenue from existing accounts. The growth in paying advertising accounts in 2018 was driven by the sale of non-term contracts and the expansion of our local sales force, while the growth in 2017 was driven primarily by the expansion of our sales force to reach more businesses. The growth in both periods primarily consisted of sales of CPC advertising and a majority of ad clicks were delivered on mobile in both years.
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