YELP : NYSE : Technology
$30.03 -0.85 | -2.75%
Today's Range: 29.82 - 30.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 3575300.0
06/26/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

YELP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. YELP INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.65 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.73% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)197.32158.61
EBITDA ($mil)5.04-6.08
EBIT ($mil)-5.11-14.27
Net Income ($mil)-4.78-15.45

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)485.48375.46
Total Assets ($mil)922.17772.97
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)831.94700.69

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin91.4390.49
EBITDA Margin2.55-3.83
Operating Margin-2.59-9.0
Sales Turnover0.820.76
Return on Assets0.65-6.08
Return on Equity0.72-6.71
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio7.857.59
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)80.2976.43
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share10.369.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3549793.02459400.0


HOLD. YELP INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 39.16 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.89 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.22. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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YELP 428.00 Peers 39.16   YELP 16.66 Peers 26.04

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

YELP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
YELP 176.24 Peers 19.14   YELP 25.69 Peers 0.38

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.


Premium. 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.

YELP trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
YELP 2.89 Peers 6.22   YELP 111.29 Peers 39.46

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

YELP is trading at a significant discount 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.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
YELP 3.20 Peers 10.13   YELP 27.45 Peers 31.48

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

YELP trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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