Grubhub Reports Record Third Quarter Results

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading takeout marketplace, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2017. For the third quarter, the Company posted revenues of $163.1 million, which is a 32% year-over-year increase from $123.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.  Gross Food Sales grew 18% year-over-year to $867 million, up from $735 million in the year ago period.

“Grubhub’s goal is to give diners the most comprehensive restaurant selection, with the best option for every taste and every occasion. With the addition of the Eat24, Foodler and OrderUp restaurants to our network, we can help diners find their ideal local favorites better than ever before,” said Grubhub CEO, Matt Maloney. “With a network of 75,000 restaurants and growing, we have the industry’s largest online delivery marketplace, and we will continue to aggressively expand and deepen our reach, increasing our value to both diners and restaurant partners as we grow.”

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights

The following results reflect the financial performance and key operating metrics of our business for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenues: $163.1 million, a 32% year-over-year increase from $123.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Net Income: $13.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, a 1% year-over-year decrease from $13.2 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $43.0 million, a 21% year-over-year increase from $35.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income: $24.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, a 23% year-over-year increase from $19.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016.

Third Quarter Key Business Metrics Highlights

  • Active Diners were 9.81 million, a 28% year-over-year increase from 7.69 million Active Diners in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Daily Average Grubs (DAGs) were 304,500, a 14% year-over-year increase from 267,500 DAGs in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Gross Food Sales were $867 million, an 18% year-over-year increase from $735 million in the third quarter of 2016.

“Grubhub generated both record revenue of $163 million and record Adjusted EBITDA of $1.54 per order in our seasonally soft third quarter,” commented Grubhub CFO, Adam DeWitt. “Our ability to improve profit per order while simultaneously investing for growth through product improvements, restaurant sales and broader consumer advertising underscores the financial strength of our model and the consistently growing value of our two-sided network.”

Corporate Development

Grubhub has completed all three of its previously announced acquisitions for a total consideration of approximately $360 million in cash. Grubhub closed the acquisition of Foodler, one of the leading online delivery platforms in New England, on Aug. 23, 2017, and closed the acquisition of 27 select OrderUp markets on Sept. 14, 2017. The contribution from these two acquisitions is included in Grubhub’s third quarter financial and operational results as of the closing dates. Additionally, Grubhub completed the acquisition of Eat24 and commenced its partnership with Yelp, the leading company that connects people with great local businesses, on Oct. 10, 2017. 

Fourth Quarter Guidance

Based on information available as of Oct. 25, 2017, the Company is providing the following financial guidance for the fourth quarter of 2017, which includes the impact of the Eat24, Foodler and OrderUp acquisitions:


Fourth Quarter 2017


(in millions)

Expected Revenue range

$197 – $205

Expected Adjusted EBITDA range

$51 – $56

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results Conference Call

Grubhub will webcast a conference call today at 9 a.m. CT to discuss the third quarter 2017 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 Nov. 8, 2017.

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