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Grubhub Reports Third Quarter Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

GrubHub generates 38% revenue growth in the third quarter

Chicago, IL

– October 27, 2015 – GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the leading takeout marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

“GrubHub delivered strong year-over-year growth in the third quarter, driven by dependable repeat usage and robust new diner adds,” said Matt Maloney, CEO. “During the third quarter, we reached a major milestone: we sent our 300 millionth order to our restaurant partners. This is a testament to the extraordinary value GrubHub has created for its partners as well as the degree to which we’ve changed the way people order takeout.”

Third Quarter 2015 Highlights

The following results reflect the financial performance and key operating metrics of our business for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

Revenues: $85.7 million, a 38% year-over-year increase from $61.9 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $21.5 million, a 5% year-over-year increase from $20.4 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Net Income: $6.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, a 6% year-over-year increase from $6.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP Net Income: $11.5 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, a 13% year-over-year increase from $10.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share.

Third Quarter Key Business Metrics Highlights

Active Diners were 6.43 million, a 41% year-over-year increase from 4.57 million Active Diners in the third quarter of 2014.

Daily Average Grubs were 211,500, a 22% year-over-year increase from 172,700 Daily Average Grubs in the third quarter of 2014.

Gross Food Sales were $554 million, a 31% year-over-year increase from $424 million in the third quarter of 2014.

“We are seeing encouraging early signs of success with our delivery initiative,” continued Maloney. “While delivery volume remains low relative to overall volume on GrubHub, we’ve seen tangible improvements in diner frequency, order growth and conversion in some of our secondary markets where restaurants we deliver for generate a significant amount of the overall order volume. This gives us confidence that our investment in delivery will reap rewards across our entire network over time.”

Fourth Quarter Guidance

Based on information available as of October 27, 2015, the company is providing the following financial guidance for the fourth quarter of 2015:

Fourth Quarter 2015

(in millions)

Expected revenue range

$98 - $100

Expected Adjusted EBITDA range

$23 - $25

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call:

GrubHub will webcast a conference call today at 9 a.m. CT to discuss the third quarter 2015 financial results. The webcast can be accessed on the GrubHub Investor Relations website at, along with the company's earnings press release and financial tables. A replay of the webcast will be available at the same website until November 10, 2015.

About GrubHub

GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) is one of the nation's largest portfolios of online and mobile takeout food ordering and delivery services. Connecting diners to more than 35,000 restaurants in more than 900 U.S. cities and London, the company’s platforms and services strive to make takeout better through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. The GrubHub Inc. portfolio of brands includes GrubHub, Seamless, AllMenus, MenuPages, Restaurants on the Run and DiningIn.

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