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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 : 7/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
NYSE:YELP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. NYSE:YELP: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:YELP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.91
NYSE:YELP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:YELP: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:YELP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.56  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.91
-0.56
0.94
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 22.23
Beneish M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
15.86%
-1.74%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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Operating Margin % -0.70
NYSE:YELP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. NYSE:YELP: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:YELP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.92  Med: -6.46 Max: 2.93
Current: -0.7
-19.92
2.93
Net Margin % -0.65
NYSE:YELP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
58% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. NYSE:YELP: -0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:YELP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.04  Med: -7.46 Max: 9.66
Current: -0.65
-20.04
9.66
ROE % -0.63
NYSE:YELP's ROE % is ranked lower than
61% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. NYSE:YELP: -0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:YELP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.1  Med: -3.09 Max: 6.79
Current: -0.63
-27.1
6.79
ROA % -0.58
NYSE:YELP's ROA % is ranked lower than
57% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NYSE:YELP: -0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:YELP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.65  Med: -4.75 Max: 6.37
Current: -0.58
-46.65
6.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -4.65
NYSE:YELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. NYSE:YELP: -4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:YELP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -274.62  Med: -37.11 Max: 18.99
Current: -4.65
-274.62
18.99
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 37.60
NYSE:YELP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NYSE:YELP: 37.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:YELP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 6.7 Max: 42.6
Current: 37.6
-3.3
42.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -26.30
NYSE:YELP's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NYSE:YELP: -26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:YELP' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.4  Med: -9.2 Max: 22.6
Current: -26.3
-40.4
22.6
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Yelp Inc $NYSE:YELP.
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» NYSE:YELP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-09 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

YELP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Burbank 651,555 sh (New)
David Einhorn 3,233,966 sh (+743.79%)
Ruane Cunniff 590,300 sh (+448.10%)
Lee Ainslie 5,427,915 sh (+24.48%)
Ken Fisher 380,865 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Karr Sold Out
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Q2 2016

YELP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 33,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,906 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 125,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 769,803 sh (+18.15%)
Ken Fisher 391,351 sh (+2.75%)
David Einhorn 2,900,000 sh (-10.33%)
Ruane Cunniff 7,535 sh (-98.72%)
Lee Ainslie 66,760 sh (-98.77%)
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Q3 2016

YELP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 300,200 sh (+798.80%)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 370,551 sh (-5.31%)
David Einhorn 2,300,000 sh (-20.69%)
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Q4 2016

YELP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 223,900 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 327,100 sh (+8.96%)
Ken Fisher 348,076 sh (-6.07%)
David Einhorn 865,300 sh (-62.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 519130    SIC: 7375
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Traded in other countries:Y9L.Germany, YELP.Switzerland, 0R39.UK,
Yelp Inc operates local search website that connects people with local businesses. The Company provides local advertising, brand advertising, and other services.

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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Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 68.97
YELP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.60 vs. YELP: 68.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 3.16
YELP's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. YELP: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
YELP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.83 Max: 25.15
Current: 3.16
1.7
25.15
PS Ratio 3.56
YELP's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. YELP: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
YELP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 7.21 Max: 26.33
Current: 3.56
2.11
26.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.63
YELP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 28.97 vs. YELP: 28.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
YELP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.57  Med: 134.16 Max: 23605
Current: 28.63
28.57
23605
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.19
YELP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
51% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. YELP: 20.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
YELP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.15  Med: 51.4 Max: 707.27
Current: 20.19
20.15
707.27
EV-to-EBITDA 69.35
YELP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. YELP: 69.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
YELP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9168.7  Med: 69.35 Max: 2207.6
Current: 69.35
-9168.7
2207.6
Current Ratio 9.29
YELP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. YELP: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
YELP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.91 Max: 16.68
Current: 9.29
2.49
16.68
Quick Ratio 9.29
YELP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. YELP: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
YELP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.91 Max: 16.68
Current: 9.29
2.49
16.68
Days Sales Outstanding 35.18
YELP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 44.80 vs. YELP: 35.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
YELP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.14  Med: 35.03 Max: 50.57
Current: 35.18
31.14
50.57
Days Payable 12.11
YELP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 53.92 vs. YELP: 12.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
YELP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.11  Med: 74.14 Max: 182.96
Current: 12.11
12.11
182.96

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.40
YELP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. YELP: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
YELP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.6  Med: -68.3 Max: -3.4
Current: -3.4
-72.6
-3.4

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 6.34
YELP's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
62% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. YELP: 6.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
YELP' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.33  Med: 12.3 Max: 16.39
Current: 6.34
6.33
16.39
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 5.27
YELP's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. YELP: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
YELP' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.26  Med: 10.53 Max: 13.37
Current: 5.27
5.26
13.37
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.22
YELP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. YELP: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
YELP' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.21  Med: 7.75 Max: 11.59
Current: 4.22
4.21
11.59
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.79
YELP's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. YELP: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
YELP' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 3.28 Max: 3.28
Current: 2.79
2.78
3.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.50
YELP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. YELP: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
YELP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.67
Current: 0.5
0.5
2.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.22
YELP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. YELP: -0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
YELP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.6
Current: -0.22
-0.22
0.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $713.1
EPS (TTM) $ -0.06
Beta1.78
Short Percentage of Float9.02%
52-Week Range $18.65 - 43.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)79.60

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 891 1,061 1,283
EPS ($) 0.57 0.93 1.84
EPS without NRI ($) 0.57 0.93 1.84
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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