Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, local business review site Yelp (NYSE:YELP) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Yelp and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Yelp facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (2004)

Market Cap

$1.3 billion


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$121.3 million


Co-Founder/CEO Jeremy Stoppelman

CFO Robert Krolik

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$123.1 million / $0





Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 84% of the 318 members who have rated Yelp believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, Clint35, expressed a great deal of skepticism over Yelp's business model:

Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I don't get why anybody needs Yelp. As a consumer I wouldn't depend on a bunch of strangers' opinions to decide where to eat or where to go to have fun. As a business owner I wouldn't pay money to have a company show reviews of a bunch of strangers. How does anybody know if the reviews are reliable or not? What's wrong with traditional advertising? Or having a small website? Or Heaven forbid, word of mouth? In today's modern age people still talk to each other. They also have competition from Google and a few others.

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