Feb 2016

Grubhub Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

Chicago - Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the leading takeout marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

"The fourth quarter capped off a strong year for Grubhub. We generated a record $643 million in gross food sales during the quarter and $2.4 billion during the year," said Matt Maloney, CEO. "The growth in our delivery network has greatly expanded our potential universe of restaurant partners, helping us work with restaurants that don't currently offer delivery, but want access to our 6.7 million active diners. As a result, our restaurant network is broader and deeper than ever, with over 40,000 partners in more than 1,000 cities."

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Highlights

The following results reflect the financial performance and key operating metrics of our business for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014.

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenues: $100.0 million, a 36% year-over-year increase from $73.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $26.8 million, a 7% year-over-year increase from $25.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Net Income: $11.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, a 5% year-over-year increase from $10.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Non-GAAP Net Income: $16.7 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, a 16% year-over-year increase from $14.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share.

Fourth Quarter Key Business Metrics Highlights

  • Active Diners were 6.75 million, a 34% year-over-year increase from 5.03 million Active Diners in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Daily Average Grubs were 241,800, a 19% year-over-year increase from 202,700 Daily Average Grubs in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Gross Food Sales were $643 million, a 26% year-over-year increase from $508 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Full Year Financial Highlights

  • Revenues: $361.8 million, a 43% year-over-year increase from $253.9 million in 2014.

  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $105.0 million, a 33% year-over-year increase from $78.7 million in 2014.

  • Net Income: $38.1 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, a 57% year-over-year increase from $24.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in 2014.

  • Non-GAAP Net Income: $58.1 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, a 51% year-over-year increase from $38.5 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in 2014.

Full Year Key Business Metrics Highlights

  • Active Diners were 6.75 million, a 34% increase from 5.03 million Active Diners in 2014.

  • Daily Average Grubs were 227,100, a 24% year-over-year increase from 182,800 Daily Average Grubs in 2014.

  • Gross Food Sales were $2.4 billion, a 32% year-over-year increase from $1.8 billion processed in 2014.

"We are incredibly proud of the progress we made in 2015. Our significant upgrades in product and technology as well as our investments in restaurant partnerships set us up for continued growth in 2016 and beyond," continued Maloney.

"Our capital-efficient model and strong free cash flow have enabled us to introduce a share buyback to return value opportunistically to shareholders while increasing our overall flexibility through the planned establishment of a credit facility. This flexibility will allow us to acquire attractive assets at reasonable prices if the recent market volatility creates opportunities."

First Quarter and Full Year 2016 Guidance

Based on information available as of February 4, 2016, the company is providing the following financial guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2016:

First Quarter 2016
(in millions)
Expected revenue range: $109 - $112
Expected Adjusted EBITDA range: $30 - $33

Full Year 2016
(in millions)
Expected revenue range: $445 - $465
Expected Adjusted EBITDA range: $122 - $130

Use of Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans and prospects, including the expected financial performance of Grubhub following its recent acquisitions and investment in delivery. Such statements constitute "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the matters set forth in the filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including those set forth in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 5, 2015 and our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which are on file with the SEC and are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at http://investors.grubhub.com/. Additional information will be set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K that will be filed for the year ended December 31, 2015, which should be read in conjunction with these financial results. Please also note that forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information, becomes available in the future.

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.

See "Schedule of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation" below for a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to common stockholders.