Yelp's Strong Advertiser Demand Drove Record Net Revenue in the Second Quarter 2022
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, today posted its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 in the Q2 2022 Shareholder Letter available on its Investor Relations website at www.yelp-ir.com.
"We delivered another strong quarter driven by the consistent execution of our team and our product-led strategy to connect advertisers with our high-intent audience," said Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp co-founder and chief executive officer. "Our determined efforts led us to record highs in Net revenue and Paying advertising locations in the second quarter. As we continue to invest in our strategic initiatives, I remain confident in our ability to drive profitable growth over the long term."
"The reach and power of our owned and operated ad platform, combined with the execution of our strategic plan, contributed to our strong performance in the second quarter," said David Schwarzbach, Yelp's chief financial officer. "We were particularly pleased by advertiser demand in our Services categories, which once again drove record Advertising revenue. With revenue from our Self-serve and Multi-location channels now comprising 49% of total Ad revenue, it's clear our strategy is working."
Quarterly Conference Call
Yelp will host a live Q&A session today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the second quarter financial results and outlook for the third quarter of and full year 2022. The webcast of the Q&A can be accessed on the Yelp Investor Relations website at www.yelp-ir.com. A replay of the webcast will be available at the same website.
Yelp Inc. (www.yelp.com) connects people with great local businesses. With trusted local business information, photos, and review content, Yelp provides a one-stop local platform for consumers to discover, connect, and transact with local businesses of all sizes by making it easy to request a quote, join a waitlist, and make a reservation, appointment, or purchase. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004.
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