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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
YELP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 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: No Debt Max: 43579
Current: No Debt
N/A
43579
Equity to Asset 0.91
YELP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 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: 22.50
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
12.95%
-10.88%
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 (%) -2.96
YELP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. YELP: -2.96 )
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: -2.96
-19.92
2.93
Net-margin (%) -5.23
YELP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. YELP: -5.23 )
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: -5.23
-20.04
9.66
ROE (%) -4.90
YELP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. YELP: -4.90 )
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: -4.9
-27.1
6.79
ROA (%) -4.46
YELP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. YELP: -4.46 )
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: -4.46
-46.65
6.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -18.99
YELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.00 vs. YELP: -18.99 )
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: -18.99
-274.62
18.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 42.60
YELP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 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)(%) 7.90
YELP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. YELP: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
YELP' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.4  Med: 7.9 Max: 22.6
Current: 7.9
-40.4
22.6
» YELP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
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Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

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
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2016

YELP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 17,906 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 125,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 33,400 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%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 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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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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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 P/E 151.52
YELP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. YELP: 151.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.70
YELP's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. YELP: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
YELP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.12 Max: 25.15
Current: 3.7
1.7
25.15
P/S 4.21
YELP's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. YELP: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
YELP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 7.65 Max: 26.33
Current: 4.21
2.11
26.33
PFCF 60.55
YELP's PFCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.67 vs. YELP: 60.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
YELP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.09  Med: 148.5 Max: 23605
Current: 60.55
54.09
23605
POCF 33.60
YELP's POCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. YELP: 33.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
YELP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.16  Med: 69.25 Max: 707.27
Current: 33.6
20.16
707.27
EV-to-EBITDA 170.51
YELP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.21 vs. YELP: 170.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
YELP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9168.7  Med: 65 Max: 2207.6
Current: 170.51
-9168.7
2207.6
Current Ratio 8.09
YELP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. YELP: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
YELP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.36 Max: 16.68
Current: 8.09
2.49
16.68
Quick Ratio 8.09
YELP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. YELP: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
YELP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 8.36 Max: 16.68
Current: 8.09
2.49
16.68
Days Sales Outstanding 36.17
YELP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 48.52 vs. YELP: 36.17 )
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: 36.17
31.14
50.57
Days Payable 6.14
YELP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
95% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 57.54 vs. YELP: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
YELP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.14  Med: 79.06 Max: 182.96
Current: 6.14
6.14
182.96

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
YELP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. YELP: -6.20 )
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: -70.45 Max: -6.2
Current: -6.2
-72.6
-6.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.04
YELP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. YELP: 8.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
YELP' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.01  Med: 13.57 Max: 59.62
Current: 8.04
5.01
59.62
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.51
YELP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. YELP: 6.51 )
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: 12.57 Max: 44.72
Current: 6.51
4.05
44.72
Price/Tangible Book 5.08
YELP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. YELP: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
YELP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 10.34 Max: 33.11
Current: 5.08
3.1
33.11
Price/Projected FCF 3.95
YELP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. YELP: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
YELP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.75  Med: 4.16 Max: 4.56
Current: 3.95
3.75
4.56
Price/Median PS Value 0.55
YELP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. YELP: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
YELP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.55
0.33
2.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.80
YELP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. YELP: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
YELP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.6
Current: -0.8
-0.8
0.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $672.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.47
Beta1.41
Short Percentage of Float12.49%
52-Week Range $14.53 - 43.36
Shares Outstanding (Mil)78.46

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 712 877 1,043 1,384
EPS ($) 0.16 0.37 1.00 3.48
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.16 0.37 1.00 3.48
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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