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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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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
YELP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.81 vs. YELP: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
YELP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: 43579
Current: No Debt
N/A
43579
Equity to Asset 0.91
YELP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. YELP: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
YELP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.57  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.91
-0.57
0.94
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 17.09
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
12.58%
-14.20%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -5.31
YELP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. YELP: -5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
YELP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.92  Med: -9.04 Max: 2.93
Current: -5.31
-19.92
2.93
Net-margin (%) -7.98
YELP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. YELP: -7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
YELP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.04  Med: -8.94 Max: 9.66
Current: -7.98
-20.04
9.66
ROE (%) -6.85
YELP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. YELP: -6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
YELP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.1  Med: -4.11 Max: 6.79
Current: -6.85
-27.1
6.79
ROA (%) -6.28
YELP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. YELP: -6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
YELP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.65  Med: -10.63 Max: 6.37
Current: -6.28
-46.65
6.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -32.61
YELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 32.67 vs. YELP: -32.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
YELP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -274.62  Med: -94.59 Max: 18.99
Current: -32.61
-274.62
18.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 42.60
YELP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. YELP: 42.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YELP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 3.75 Max: 42.6
Current: 42.6
-3.3
42.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
YELP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. YELP: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YELP' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40  Med: 7.60 Max: 23.1
Current: 7.6
-40
23.1
» YELP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-28)


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Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

YELP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 35,980 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 110,000 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 107,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,800 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 106,900 sh (New)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Karr Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2015

YELP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Lee Ainslie 1,570,802 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 380,865 sh (+256.28%)
Ruane Cunniff 107,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q4 2015

YELP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 489,700 sh (New)
Robert Karr 68,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,995 sh (New)
David Einhorn 383,266 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 4,360,359 sh (+177.59%)
Ruane Cunniff 107,700 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 380,882 sh (unchged)
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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)
Robert Karr Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
Compare:NAS:AWAY, TSE:2121, SZSE:300431, NYSE:ATHM, NAS:CRTO, SHSE:603000 » details
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 P/E 120.48
YELP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. YELP: 120.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.85
YELP's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. YELP: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
YELP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 9.21 Max: 25.15
Current: 2.85
1.7
25.15
P/S 3.28
YELP's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. YELP: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
YELP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 8.55 Max: 26.33
Current: 3.28
2.11
26.33
PFCF 124.33
YELP's PFCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 28.61 vs. YELP: 124.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
YELP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.68  Med: 215.84 Max: 23605
Current: 124.33
64.68
23605
POCF 35.04
YELP's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. YELP: 35.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
YELP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.16  Med: 102.12 Max: 707.27
Current: 35.04
20.16
707.27
Current Ratio 7.59
YELP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. YELP: 7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
YELP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.60 Max: 16.68
Current: 7.59
2.49
16.68
Quick Ratio 7.59
YELP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. YELP: 7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
YELP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.60 Max: 16.68
Current: 7.59
2.49
16.68
Days Sales Outstanding 33.90
YELP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.58 vs. YELP: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
YELP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.14  Med: 34.72 Max: 50.57
Current: 33.9
31.14
50.57
Days Payable 20.35
YELP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
82% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 57.29 vs. YELP: 20.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
YELP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.93  Med: 79.06 Max: 182.96
Current: 20.35
20.93
182.96

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 6.51
YELP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
71% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. YELP: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
YELP' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.01  Med: 13.58 Max: 59.62
Current: 6.51
5.01
59.62
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.27
YELP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. YELP: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
YELP' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.05  Med: 12.61 Max: 44.72
Current: 5.27
4.05
44.72
Price/Tangible Book 4.04
YELP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. YELP: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
YELP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 11.45 Max: 33.11
Current: 4.04
3.1
33.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.38
YELP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. YELP: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
YELP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.35
Current: 0.38
0.29
2.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.95
YELP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. YELP: -1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
YELP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.01  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.6
Current: -1.95
-2.01
0.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $589.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.63
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float14.73%
52-Week Range $14.53 - 48.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)76.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 698 868 1,033
EPS ($) -0.02 0.21 0.46
EPS without NRI ($) -0.02 0.21 0.46
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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