Grubhub Announces Results

Grubhub just announced record profits!

Grubhub Inc. the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. The Company posted revenues of $288 million, which is a 40% year-over-year increase from $205 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gross Food Sales grew 21% year-over-year to $1.4 billion, up from $1.1 billion in the same period last year.

"2018 was a transformational year for Grubhub. We made great progress connecting hungry takeout diners with the restaurants they want, further positioning ourselves to continue to capture a significant share of the more than $200 billion takeout industry in the U.S.," said Matt Maloney, Grubhub's founder and chief executive officer. "We deepened relationships with our restaurant partners, increased the number of restaurants that partner with us to more than 105,000, and grew active diners on our platform by 3.2 million."

Full Year Key Business Metrics Highlights

  • Active Diners were 17.7 million, a 22% year-over-year increase from 14.5 million Active Diners in 2017.

  • Daily Average Grubs (DAGs) were 435,900, a 31% year-over-year increase from 334,000 DAGs in 2017.

  • Gross Food Sales were $5.1 billion, a 34% year-over-year increase from $3.8 billion in 2017.

These results were better than expected, especially given the intense competition in the third-party delivery business. Shares of the company were up by more than 8% after the results. Grubhub also said it would soon be announcing more major partnerships with national restaurant chains.

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