Yelp will sell Eat24, an online food ordering business, to GrubHub, the parent company of Seamless and MenuPages. The $287.5 million all-cash deal will unite Yelp and GrubHub in a partnership that allows Yelp users to order online directly from GrubHub.
Lanny Baker, Yelp’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the deal “demonstrates the value we’ve created over the past two years.” Yelp acquired Eat24 for $134 million in 2015.
GrubHub shares fell more than 7 percent after hours.
Yelp also announced second quarter earnings on Thursday, handily beating analysts’ estimates and turning an unanticipated profit. Yelp reported earnings of 9 cents per share on revenue of $209 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of 3 cents per share on revenues of $205 million.
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Yelp shares skyrocket 18% after announcing deal to sell Eat24 to GrubHub