Financial Survey: Yogaworks (YOGA) versus Yelp (YELP)

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Yelp (NYSE: YELP) and Yogaworks (NASDAQ:YOGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Yelp and Yogaworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yelp 17.80% 0.47% 0.42%
Yogaworks -44.22% -45.47% -34.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Yelp and Yogaworks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yelp 3 11 12 0 2.35
Yogaworks 0 1 5 0 2.83

Yelp presently has a consensus price target of $45.40, suggesting a potential upside of 10.59%. Yogaworks has a consensus price target of $5.58, suggesting a potential upside of 179.17%. Given Yogaworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yogaworks is more favorable than Yelp.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yelp and Yogaworks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yelp $846.81 million 4.06 $152.85 million $0.07 586.43
Yogaworks $54.51 million 0.60 -$23.43 million N/A N/A

Yelp has higher revenue and earnings than Yogaworks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Yelp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.0% of Yogaworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of Yelp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 72.0% of Yogaworks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Yelp beats Yogaworks on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yelp Company Profile

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company's platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others. It provides free and paid advertising products to businesses, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to local audiences through its Website and mobile application; and business listing products. The company's Yelp platform enables consumers to order flowers, purchase event tickets, and book spa and salon appointments. In addition, it offers Yelp Deals that allow local business owners to create promotional discounted deals for their products and services; and Gift Certificates products for local business owners to sell full-price gift certificates directly to customers through their business listing pages. Further, the company provides other services comprising Yelp Reservations that provide restaurants, nightlife, and other venues with the ability to offer online reservations directly from their Yelp business listing pages; and Yelp Nowait, a subscription-based waitlist management solution that allows consumers to check wait times and join waitlists remotely, as well as businesses to manage seating and server rotation. Its other services also include WiFi Marketing product for businesses to create on-premises WiFi access for customers and advertise products on the WiFi log-in page, as well as collect contact and social media information from customers. The company offers its products directly through its sales force; indirectly through partners; and online through its Website. Yelp Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Yogaworks Company Profile

YogaWorks, Inc. builds and operates yoga studios under the YogaWorks and Yoga Tree brand names in the United States. The company provides yoga classes, workshops, teacher training programs, and yoga-related retail merchandise. It also offers online yoga instruction and programming services through its MyYogaWorks Web platform. The company provides its programs to yoga students, children, athletes, seniors, and people in need of rehabilitation. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 49 yoga studios. The Company was formerly known as YWX Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to YogaWorks, Inc. on April 10, 2017. YogaWorks, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Culver City, California.

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