Huge Just Eat turnover and profit increases

Huge Just Eat turnover and profit increases

British online fastfood platform Just Eat, an "online phone guide for meal deliveries', is booming. The listed internet company had a nearly 60 % turnover increase and nearly tripled its profit in the past 6 months.

40 million orders in 2013

Just Eat launched in 2011 and has served as an online menu for meal delivery restaurants. Customers can compare menus from local restaurants, order things like pizza and fries and pay at the same time.

 

Just Eat charges a one-time 300 euro payment for its technology and from that point onward, restaurants have to pay a 12 % fee for each ordered meal. It is a higher fee than (mostly local and regional) competitors, but according to financial director Michael Wroe, it is "better to pay 12 % for 100 orders than 5 % for 2 orders, as that is the difference in size with our competitors".

 

Just Eat has turned into a huge success: 9 million people ordered 40 million meals from 36,000 restaurants in 2013 and these numbers keep growing. In the past six months, its turnover grew 58 % to 69.8 million pounds (87 million euro), while its EBITDA grew from 3.1 to 8.6 million pounds (nearly 10.75 million euro). "We are the undisputed market leader in almost every market we have entered", CEO David Buttress said.

 

520 restaurants in Belgium

Just Eat is already active in 13 different countries, like Belgium and the Netherlands. The United Kingdom is still its most important market, representing 75 % of its turnover and nearly all of its profit.

 

Apparently, some 520 Belgian restaurants have joined Just Eat. "It was difficult when we launched in 2009", Kristof Saks (Just Eat Belgium) told De Morgen. "We started out with some 60 restaurants, with a new formula and a huge amount of scepsis. It is becoming a standard nowadays, with a 75 % coverage in Flanders. It isn't a surprise that the large cities represent the biggest amount of users."

 

Accorfing to Saks, there were over 500,000 orders in Belgium through Just Eat. Its Mechelen office employs 5 people, while it has another six freelancers in its customer service department.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Lubach: “Fair clothing is a matter of priorities”

15/11/2017

Ever since the Rana Plaza disaster, the clothing industry has clamoured for transparency in the clothing manufacturing branch, but Zondag met Lubach’s Arjen Lubach proved on Sunday that there is no actual transparency yet.

Fashion chain Canada Goose opens first European store

14/11/2017

Canadian fashion chain Canada Goose opened its first European store in London. The brand’s clothing has been in Europe for quite some time, but only at multi-brand stores up until now.

Desigual suffers turnover blow in first three quarters

14/11/2017

Spanish fashion chain Desigual suffered a blow in the first three quarters of 2017, with turnover  down more than 10 %. It mainly struggled in Europe, a region where it generates almost all of its turnover.

Two or three stripes on clothing are Adidas' property

13/11/2017

Swedish store chain H&M can no longer use parallel stripes on its (sports) clothing, because they resemble Adidas’ three stripes too much, according to a The Hague court.

Strong third quarter for Adidas

10/11/2017

Sports clothing manufacturer Adidas experienced a strong third quarter. Its growth was slower than in the previous quarter, but its operational profit exceeded analysts’ expectations.

Yoox Net-a-Porter grows but still failed to live up to expectations

09/11/2017

Online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter’s third quarter like-for-like turnover grew 17.7 % to 481.8 million euro, which is not entirely what analysts had expected. Its growth slowed down in the United States and China in particular.

Back to top