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Yelp Inc
YELP : NYSE : Technology
$69.48 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,996,300
07/29/14 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


YELP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. YELP INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 15.16 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. YELP managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 202.19% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)76.4146.13
EBITDA ($mil)-0.94-1.4
EBIT ($mil)-4.6-3.88
Net Income ($mil)-2.64-4.8


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)399.3294.5
Total Assets ($mil)533.47187.29
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)499.94165.43


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin93.3692.76
EBITDA Margin-1.23-3.03
Operating Margin-6.03-8.41
Sales Turnover0.490.83
Return on Assets-1.48-7.53
Return on Equity-1.58-8.52
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio15.495.35
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)71.5564.29
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.04-0.08
Book value / share6.992.57
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5716595.04533135.0

Valuation


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.99 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a premium versus the industry average of 8.61. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, YELP INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
YELP NM Peers 33.86   YELP 160.24 Peers 90.89

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

YELP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

YELP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
YELP 218.03 Peers 45.99   YELP NA Peers 1.16

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

YELP's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
YELP 9.99 Peers 8.61   YELP 45.46 Peers 26.33

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

YELP is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

YELP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
YELP 18.96 Peers 9.23   YELP 68.41 Peers 25.93

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

YELP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

YELP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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