Yelp's Earnings Review: Awesome! - Analyst Blog

By Brian Hamilton,

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Yelp Inc.  ( YELP ) continued the social media charge after Facebook's ( FB ), and Twitter's ( TWTR ) strong earnings performances in the second quarter. 

Yelp beat the Zacks Consensus Earnings Estimate of $-0.03, by turning a profit for the first time in company history, posting an EPS of $0.04.  More impressively, Yelp beat the Zacks Consensus Revenue Estimate of $86.3 million by posting revenues of $88.8 million. 

Besides destroying the Zacks estimates for earnings and revenue, the company stated that they saw a 27% increase in monthly unique visitors up to 138 million, exceeding the expected 135 million.  Moreover, sales increased 61% to $88.8 million, beating the expected $86.3 million.  These amazing numbers caused Yelp to increase guidance for Q314, and FY 2014.  Q314 revenue guidance was raised from $95.4 million to between $98 million and $99 million.  Management also raised guidance for FY 2014 from between $363 million to $367 million to a range of $372 million to $375 million. 

Another segment that was receiving a lot of attention was the growth of Mobile monthly uniques.  Well, that was a smash hit too, rising 51% to 68 million. 

During the regular trading day, Yelp rose 8.77%, and has continued to rise in after-hours trading.  The stock is up over 5% on high volume in after-hours activity. 

Tomorrow morning Zacks will post a detailed earnings report on Yelp. 

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Referenced Stocks: YELP , FB , TWTR

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