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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
YELP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.02 vs. YELP: No Debt )
YELP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: 43579
Current: No Debt

No Debt
43579
Equity to Asset 0.93
YELP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. YELP: 0.93 )
YELP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.57   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.93

-0.57
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
YELP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. YELP: No Debt )
YELP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 65.33
M-Score: -2.11
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.34
YELP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. YELP: 0.34 )
YELP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.92   Max: -3.79
Current: 0.34

-19.92
-3.79
Net-margin (%) 0.50
YELP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. YELP: 0.50 )
YELP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.04   Max: -4.32
Current: 0.5

-20.04
-4.32
ROE (%) 0.37
YELP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. YELP: 0.37 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.05   Max: -3.09
Current: 0.37

-27.05
-3.09
ROA (%) 0.35
YELP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. YELP: 0.35 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.65   Max: -2.86
Current: 0.35

-46.65
-2.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.01
YELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. YELP: 3.01 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -274.62   Max: -37.11
Current: 3.01

-274.62
-37.11
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

YELP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 27,500 sh (+371.78%)
John Burbank 1,071,840 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Robert Karr 1,933,808 sh (-1.64%)
RS Investment Management 25,300 sh (-31.06%)
Jim Simons 475,900 sh (-33.88%)
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Q1 2014

YELP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 50,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,210 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 128,948 sh (+368.9%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Burbank 1,054,364 sh (-1.63%)
Jim Simons 464,405 sh (-2.42%)
Robert Karr 616,329 sh (-68.13%)
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Q2 2014

YELP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 334,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Robert Karr 584,308 sh (-5.2%)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (-71.55%)
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Q3 2014

YELP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,112 sh (New)
George Soros 25,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Robert Karr 190,677 sh (-67.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with YELP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Karr 2014-09-30 Reduce -67.37%4.58%$66.31 - $84.96 $ 57.09-24%190677
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.39%$66.31 - $84.96 $ 57.09-24%0
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$66.31 - $84.96 $ 57.09-24%25000
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Reduce -71.55%1.57%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 57.09-12%300000
Robert Karr 2014-06-30 Reduce -5.2%0.4%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 57.09-12%584308
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 57.09-12%0
Robert Karr 2014-03-31 Reduce -68.13%6.2%$66.01 - $98.04 $ 57.09-32%616329
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$66.01 - $98.04 $ 57.09-32%50000
Robert Karr 2013-12-31 Reduce -1.64%0.16%$58.2 - $74.89 $ 57.09-14%1933808
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$58.2 - $74.89 $ 57.09-14%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 2857.00
YELP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 136.10 vs. YELP: 2857.00 )
YELP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2864   Max: 4164
Current: 2857

2864
4164
P/B 7.69
YELP's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. YELP: 7.69 )
YELP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 25.13
Current: 7.69

6.82
25.13
P/S 12.61
YELP's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. YELP: 12.61 )
YELP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 26.75
Current: 12.61

3.51
26.75
PFCF 238.08
YELP's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 238.08 )
YELP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 238.67   Max: 9442
Current: 238.08

238.67
9442
EV-to-EBIT 3261.18
YELP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 95.31 vs. YELP: 3261.18 )
YELP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1161.5   Max: 5240
Current: 3261.18

-1161.5
5240
Current Ratio 12.73
YELP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. YELP: 12.73 )
YELP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 16.68
Current: 12.73

2.49
16.68
Quick Ratio 12.73
YELP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. YELP: 12.73 )
YELP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 16.68
Current: 12.73

2.49
16.68

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 12.73
YELP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 12.73 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 59.62
Current: 12.73

12.7
59.62
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.88
YELP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 11.88 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 11.9   Max: 50.52
Current: 11.88

11.9
50.52
Price/Tangible Book 8.66
YELP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. YELP: 8.66 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 33.09
Current: 8.66

9.88
33.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
YELP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. YELP: 0.99 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.99

0.41
1.67
Price/Graham Number 30.89
YELP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 30.89 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 37.59   Max: 37.59
Current: 30.89

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Yelp Inc was incorporated in Delaware on September 3, 2004. The Company operates local search website that connects people with local businesses. The business of Company revolves around three key constituencies: the communities of contributors who write reviews, the consumers who read them and the local businesses that they describe. The users have contributed approximately 52.8 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. The Company enables businesses to create a free online business account and claim the page for each of their business locations. Its enhanced listing solution eliminates search advertising from the businesses' profile pages and allows them to incorporate a video clip or photo slide show on the pages. It also allows businesses to promote themselves as a sponsored search result on its platform. It's Call to Action feature allows businesses to promote a desired transaction of their choosing, such as scheduling an appointment or printing a coupon, directly on their business listing page. In Brand Advertising, the Company offers both graphic and text display advertisements on its website and mobile app & its fixed-price brand sponsorships provide businesses with exclusivity over a section or advertising placement on Yelp for a fixed period of time. The Company's Other services include Yelp Platform, Online Reservations, Yelp Deals, Gift Certificates. The Company supports communities of contributors in local markets across the United States, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. The Company's platform provides businesses with a variety of free and paid services. The customers of Company are local advertiser & brand advertising agencies. In offline services, it primarily competes with offline media companies, service providers. In online services, it competes with Internet search engines, such as, Google, Yahoo! and Bing. The Company also competes with various other online service providers and review and social media websites. The Company's operations are subject to a number of foreign and domestic laws and regulations relating to consumer protection, information security, data protection and privacy, among other things.
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