NYSE:YELP

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Executive Summary

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects consumers with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Yelp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: YELP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: YELP's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.3%

YELP

3.1%

US Interactive Media and Services

2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-1.2%

YELP

39.0%

US Interactive Media and Services

20.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: YELP underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 36.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: YELP underperformed the US Market which returned 19.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

YELPIndustryMarket
7 Day6.3%3.1%2.8%
30 Day76.5%11.8%12.3%
90 Day42.3%5.2%6.4%
1 Year-1.2%-1.2%39.1%39.0%23.4%20.7%
3 Year-22.0%-22.0%60.4%60.2%47.2%37.4%
5 Year12.5%12.5%123.9%123.5%94.1%72.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Yelp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Yelp undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.11x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: YELP ($34.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($28.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: YELP is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: YELP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.

PE vs Market: YELP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate YELP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: YELP is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Yelp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?

92.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: YELP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: YELP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: YELP's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: YELP's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: YELP's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: YELP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.7%).


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Past Performance

How has Yelp performed over the past 5 years?

21.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: YELP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: YELP is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: YELP is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 21.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare YELP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: YELP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (0.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: YELP has a negative Return on Equity (-2.86%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Yelp's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: YELP's short term assets ($694.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($162.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: YELP's short term assets ($694.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($160.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: YELP is debt free.

Reducing Debt: YELP has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: YELP has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: YELP has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Yelp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate YELP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate YELP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if YELP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if YELP's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of YELP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jeremy Stoppelman (43 yo)

16.33yrs

Tenure

US$6,310,987

Compensation

Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp Inc. in 2004 and serves as Chief Executive Officer since inception in 2004. Prior to Yelp, he completed his first year of Harvard Business School, but dropped out after f...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jeremy's total compensation ($USD6.31M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.14M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jeremy's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jeremy Stoppelman
Co-Founder16.33yrsUS$6.31m3.04%
$ 77.1m
Joseph Nachman
Chief Operating Officer4.25yrsUS$3.25m0.11%
$ 2.9m
Laurence Wilson
Chief Administrative Officer3.08yrsUS$2.28m0.15%
$ 3.8m
Vivek Patel
Chief Product Officerno dataUS$2.77m0.085%
$ 2.1m
James Miln
Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysisno dataUS$1.70m0.0064%
$ 162.2k
David Schwarzbach
Chief Financial Officer0.75yrno datano data
Ronald Clark
Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Vince Sollitto
Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairsno datano datano data
Chad Richard
Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development4.75yrsno datano data
Daniel Kimball
Senior Vice President of Marketingno datano datano data
Carolyn Patterson
Senior Vice President of People Operations3yrsno datano data
Andrea Rubin
Senior Vice President of Communityno datano datano data

3.7yrs

Average Tenure

46.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: YELP's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jeremy Stoppelman
Co-Founder16.33yrsUS$6.31m3.04%
$ 77.1m
Fred Anderson
Independent Director9.75yrsUS$39.47k0.0065%
$ 164.2k
Sharon Rothstein
Independent Non-Executive Director1.67yrsUS$350.59k0.0028%
$ 69.9k
Diane Irvine
Independent Chairperson of the Board5.17yrsUS$65.76k0.057%
$ 1.4m
Brian Sharples
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$354.70k0.0016%
$ 40.0k
George Hu
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$353.33k0.0029%
$ 73.0k
Royce Wells
Director0.083yrno datano data
Robert Gibbs
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$36.94k0.0052%
$ 132.3k
Christine Barone
Independent Director0.67yrno data0.00034%
$ 8.6k

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: YELP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: YELP insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Yelp Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Yelp Inc.
  • Ticker: YELP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$2.534b
  • Shares outstanding: 74.00m
  • Website: https://www.yelp.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Yelp Inc.
  • 140 New Montgomery Street
  • 9th Floor
  • San Francisco
  • California
  • 94105
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
YELPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 2012
Y9LDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 2012
YELPSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFMar 2012
YELPWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURMar 2012
YELPBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 2 REP 1 COM USD0.000001ARARSApr 2019

Biography

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects consumers with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company’s platform covers various local business categories, including res...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/27 23:12
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.