Just Eat Takeaway

1st Quarter Results

RNS Number : 2185V
Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V.
13 April 2021

Amsterdam, 13 April 2021

Just Eat Takeaway.com Q1 2021 Trading Update

First quarter orders grow 79% to 200 million; GMV up 89% to €4.5bn

Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), hereinafter the "Company", or together with its group companies "Just Eat Takeaway.com", one of the world's largest online food delivery marketplaces, hereby issues a trading update for the first quarter of 2021.

Statement of Jitse Groen, CEO of Just Eat Takeaway.com: "The first quarter of 2021 marks our fourth consecutive quarter of order growth acceleration. Our fastest growing segment was the United Kingdom, and we are especially pleased with the roll-out of our UK Delivery network, which has reached an impressive 695% order growth rate year-on-year. We are also very proud of the acceleration in two of our highly profitable markets, with 77% order growth in Germany and 53% in the Netherlands. Just Eat Takeaway.com is in excellent shape and the start of 2021 has been very strong."


· Just Eat Takeaway.com's quarterly order growth accelerated for the fourth consecutive quarter. The Company processed 200 million orders in the first quarter of 2021, representing a 79% increase compared with the same period of 2020. Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) amounted to €4.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 89% on a constant currency basis compared with the first quarter of 2020.  

· Marketplace and Delivery contributed almost equally to order growth. Just Eat Takeaway.com's Marketplace Orders are highly profitable, while the Delivery Orders are priced very competitively following the Company's price leadership strategy, allowing for future adjusted EBITDA gains.

· The UK was the fastest-growing segment and the Company's main growth driver. Just Eat UK processed 64 million Orders in the first quarter of 2021, up 96% compared with the same period of 2020. New partnerships were signed with household brands such as Leon, Tortilla and Chipotle, as well as coffee chains Starbucks and Costa, adding to Just Eat's growing restaurant supply. Delivery Order growth was 695% in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the first quarter of 2020, multiple times faster than the growth rate of its UK competitors. In London, Just Eat achieved triple digit Order growth.

· In the first week of April, the businesses in Denmark and Norway were successfully migrated to Just Eat Takeaway.com's continental European IT platform. This change will allow for more efficient Delivery operations for instance.

· The roll-out of the employed Delivery model ("Scoober") accelerated throughout Europe, including expanded London coverage and Birmingham roll-out in the UK, and expansion to Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse in France. In Italy, Just Eat was the first food delivery company to sign a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the largest unions for the employment of its couriers.

· To capitalise on the strong momentum from its investment programme, the Company will continue to invest heavily and prioritise market share over adjusted EBITDA. As stated in the FY 2020 results press release, management expects further order growth acceleration for 2021 compared with 2020.

· Subject to satisfaction of conditions, including approval of the registration statement and prospectus by the relevant authorities, the Grubhub transaction is anticipated to complete in the first half of 2021.

Just Eat Takeaway.com

Jitse Groen, CEO
Brent Wissink, CFO
Joerg Gerbig, COO

Joris Wilton

E: [email protected]

[email protected]

For more information, please visit our corporate website: https://www.justeattakeaway.com/  

About Just Eat Takeaway.com  

Just Eat Takeaway .com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY) is a leading global online food delivery marketplace outside China.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Company is focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platforms. With nearly 250,000 connected restaurants, Just Eat Takeaway.com offers consumers a wide variety of food choice. Just Eat Takeaway.com mainly collaborates with delivery restaurants. In addition, Just Eat Takeaway.com provides its proprietary restaurant delivery services for restaurants that do not deliver themselves.

The combination of Just Eat and Takeaway.com has rapidly grown to become a leading online food delivery marketplace with operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, as well as through partnerships in Colombia and Brazil.

Analyst and investor conference call and audio webcast

Jitse Groen, Brent Wissink and Jörg Gerbig will host an analyst and investor conference call to discuss the Q1 2021 trading update at 10:30 am CET on Tuesday 13 April 2021. Members of the investor community can follow the audio webcast on https://www.justeattakeaway.com/investors/results-and-reports/ .

Media and wires call

Jitse Groen will host a media and wires call to discuss the Q1 2021 trading update at 8:30 am CET on Tuesday 13 April 2021. The press can join the conference call at +31 20 531 5853 or +44 20 3365 3210.

Additional information on https://justeattakeaway.com  

Just Eat Takeaway.com Analyst Presentation Q1 2021

Our media kit including photos of the Management Board and industry-related photos for download at https://www.justeattakeaway.com/media/media-kit/


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