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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
77% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 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 0.94
YELP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

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

-0.57
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
YELP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
87% of the 298 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: 6
Z-Score: 92.03
M-Score: -2.06
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 (%) -1.74
YELP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. YELP: -1.74 )
YELP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.92   Max: -3.79
Current: -1.74

-19.92
-3.79
Net-margin (%) -1.44
YELP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. YELP: -1.44 )
YELP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.04   Max: -4.32
Current: -1.44

-20.04
-4.32
ROE (%) -1.14
YELP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. YELP: -1.14 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.05   Max: -3.09
Current: -1.14

-27.05
-3.09
ROA (%) -1.06
YELP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. YELP: -1.06 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.65   Max: -2.86
Current: -1.06

-46.65
-2.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -16.16
YELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. YELP: -16.16 )
YELP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -274.62   Max: -37.11
Current: -16.16

-274.62
-37.11
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

YELP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Chanos 225,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 719,700 sh (+1565.97%)
Robert Karr 1,966,008 sh (+2.18%)
RS Investment Management 36,700 sh (-32.54%)
John Burbank 1,071,840 sh (-51.98%)
Steven Cohen 5,829 sh (-96.31%)
George Soros 10,000 sh (-99.15%)
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Q4 2013

YELP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 27,500 sh (+371.78%)
John Burbank 1,071,840 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Chanos 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)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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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
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Reduce -71.55%1.57%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 67.093%300000
Robert Karr 2014-06-30 Reduce -5.2%0.4%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 67.093%584308
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$52.13 - $80.18 $ 67.093%0
Robert Karr 2014-03-31 Reduce -68.13%6.2%$66.01 - $98.04 $ 67.09-20%616329
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$66.01 - $98.04 $ 67.09-20%50000
Robert Karr 2013-12-31 Reduce -1.64%0.16%$58.2 - $74.89 $ 67.092%1933808
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$58.2 - $74.89 $ 67.092%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -51.98%1.35%$34.45 - $70.59 $ 67.0931%1071840
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -99.15%0.44%$34.45 - $70.59 $ 67.0931%10000
Robert Karr 2013-09-30 Add 2.18%0.21%$34.45 - $70.59 $ 67.0931%1966008
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 9.23
YELP's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. YELP: 9.23 )
YELP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.82   Max: 25.13
Current: 9.23

6.82
25.13
P/S 16.05
YELP's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. YELP: 16.05 )
YELP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 26.75
Current: 16.05

3.51
26.75
PFCF 447.27
YELP's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 447.27 )
YELP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 434.87   Max: 9442
Current: 447.27

434.87
9442
EV-to-EBIT -868.20
YELP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 42.39 vs. YELP: -868.20 )
YELP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -868.2

Current Ratio 15.08
YELP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. YELP: 15.08 )
YELP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 16.68
Current: 15.08

2.49
16.68
Quick Ratio 15.08
YELP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. YELP: 15.08 )
YELP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 16.68
Current: 15.08

2.49
16.68

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 15.08
YELP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
82% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 15.08 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 59.62
Current: 15.08

12.7
59.62
Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.21
YELP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. YELP: 14.21 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 11.9   Max: 50.52
Current: 14.21

11.9
50.52
Price/Tangible Book 10.50
YELP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. YELP: 10.50 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 33.09
Current: 10.5

9.88
33.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
YELP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. YELP: 1.29 )
YELP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.29

0.42
1.69

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Yelp! Inc., was incorporated in Delaware on September 3, 2004. It connects people with local businesses. Its platform features more than 22 million reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing "word of mouth" online. The information these reviews provide is valuable for consumers and businesses alike. Approximately 61 million unique visitors used its website, and its mobile application was used on more than 5 million unique mobile devices, on a monthly average basis during the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Businesses, both small and large, use its platform to engage with consumers at the critical moment when they are deciding where to spend their money. Its business revolves around three key constituencies: the contributors who write reviews, the consumers who read them and the local businesses that they describe. It fosters and supports vibrant communities of contributors in local markets across the United States, Canada and Europe. These contributors provide rich, firsthand information about local businesses, such as reviews, ratings and photos. Its competitive strengths are: passionate community; wide network effect; proven market development strategy; local-focused sales force and proprietary technology. It intends to grow its platform and its business by focusing on the following key growth strategies: growth in existing markets; expand to new geographic markets; platform expansion and enhance monetization.
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