|Yelp Acquires Leading Online Food Ordering Service Eat24|
"As more food ordering transactions move online, further integrating Eat24 will enhance our user experience with an easy-to-use product and service that allows our large consumer audience to transact directly with businesses," said
"We're excited to join the Yelp team to deliver an even better consumer experience inside this top destination for finding local businesses," said
The transaction is valued at approximately
Yelp is making the following adjustments to its previous outlook for the first quarter and full year of 2015:
For the first quarter 2015, Yelp is increasing its revenue outlook and expects net revenue to be in the range of
For the full year 2015, Yelp is increasing its revenue outlook and expects net revenue to be in the range of
For the first quarter 2015, Yelp expects its weighted average fully diluted share count to be approximately 79 million shares. For the full year 2015, Yelp expects its weighted average fully diluted share count to be approximately 80 million shares.
For the first quarter 2015, Yelp expects to record an increase in amortization of intangibles and an increase in stock based compensation. Yelp will update full year 2015 stock-based compensation and amortization outlook when it reports first quarter 2015 financial results.
* Source: "Users" as measured by Google Analytics
** Average monthly mobile unique visitors based on the number of unique visitors accessing Yelp via mobile web and unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes information relating to Adjusted EBITDA, which the
Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Yelp's results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:
Because of these limitations, you should consider adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and Yelp's other GAAP results. Additionally, Yelp has not reconciled its adjusted EBITDA outlook for the first quarter and full year 2015 to its net income (loss) outlook because it does not provide an outlook for other income (expense) and provision for income taxes, which are reconciling items between net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA. As items that impact net income (loss) are out of Yelp's control and cannot be reasonably predicted, Yelp is unable to provide such an outlook. Accordingly, reconciliation to net income (loss) outlook for the first quarter and full year 2015 is not available without unreasonable effort.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the anticipated benefits of Yelp's acquisition of Eat24, the timing and impact of the acquisition of Eat24 on Yelp's financial statements, the expected financial results for the first quarter and full year 2015, Yelp's strategy, plans, objectives, expectations (financial or otherwise) and intentions with respect to Eat24, including with respect to offering Eat24 products to Yelp-listed businesses, the future performance of Yelp and its consolidated subsidiaries, the timing of Yelp's announcement of stock-based compensation and amortization outlook, its ability to drive daily engagement in the restaurant vertical and expand Eat24's offering to the restaurants listed on its platform and other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are based on Yelp's current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and timing of events could differ materially from those predicted or implied in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks associated with the acquisition, such as the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may be more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected; risks related to future opportunities and plans for the combined company, including whether Eat24's customers will continue to use the service following the acquisition, whether Yelp will be able to leverage its large distribution network to increase the customers using the service and whether the acquisition will drive engagement on Yelp; risks related to the potential disruption of both businesses in connection with the transaction; and the competitive and regulatory environment while Yelp continues to expand and introduce new products as new laws and regulations related to Internet companies come into effect. The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.
More information about factors that could affect Yelp's operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Yelp's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q at www.yelp-ir.com or the
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