May 2016

Grubhub Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the leading takeout marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

"We had a strong start to 2016, generating a record $713 million in gross food sales during the quarter, even with significant headwinds from weather," said Matt Maloney, CEO. "Revenue grew 27%, driven by the continued expansion of quality restaurants through Grubhub delivery, improvements in our technology platform and the rollout of our updated Grubhub branding."

The following results reflect the financial performance and key operating metrics of our business for the three months ended March 31, 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenues: $112.2 million, a 27% year-over-year increase from $88.2 million in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $32.4 million, a 15% year-over-year increase from $28.3 million in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Net Income: $9.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, a 6% year-over-year decrease from $10.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income: $17.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, a 15% year-over-year increase from $14.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

First Quarter Key Business Metrics Highlights

  • Active Diners were 6.97 million, a 24% year-over-year increase from 5.60 million Active Diners in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Daily Average Grubs were 267,800, a 14% year-over-year increase from 234,700 Daily Average Grubs in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Gross Food Sales were $713 million, a 21% year-over-year increase from $590 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Delivery

The Company has entered into an agreement to acquire LAbite, one of the largest restaurant delivery services in the U.S. In 2015, LAbite diners ordered almost $80 million in gross food sales, with most of the volume coming from the greater Los Angeles area.

"We are excited by the acquisition of LAbite as it adds to the tremendous strides we've made in expanding the breadth and depth of our delivery network and boosts our presence in an important market," noted Maloney. "With more than 5,000 restaurants now using Grubhub delivery and our total network comprised of more than 44,000 restaurants, we are making great progress towards fulfilling our goal of being the most comprehensive marketplace for takeout diners and restaurants."

Excluding the pending acquisition of LAbite, Grubhub is now delivering annual gross food sales volume of approximately $250 million. This compares to almost no delivery volume at the beginning of 2015.

Credit Facility

On April 29, 2016, the Company entered into a revolving credit facility. The credit facility will be available to the Company until April 28, 2021 and provides for a commitment of $185 million and the ability to increase the line under certain conditions up to $215 million.

About Grubhub

Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) is the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering company. Dedicated to moving eating forward and connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, the company's platforms and services strive to elevate food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub is proud to work with more than 44,000 restaurant partners in over 1,000 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus, MenuPages, Restaurants on the Run, DiningIn and Delivered Dish.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to common stockholders are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted to exclude acquisition and restructuring costs, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expense. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to common stockholders exclude acquisition and restructuring costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and other nonrecurring items as well as the income tax effects of these non-GAAP adjustments. We use these non-GAAP financial measures as key performance measures because we believe they facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period by excluding potential differences primarily caused by variations in capital structures, tax positions, the impact of acquisitions and restructuring, the impact of depreciation and amortization expense on our fixed assets and the impact of stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to common stockholders are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.