|Bid||98.12 x 0|
|Ask||98.18 x 0|
|Day's Range||96.98 - 100.15|
|52 Week Range||40.47 - 106.20|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||42.06|
(Bloomberg) -- U.K. food-delivery startup Deliveroo has begun preliminary talks to explore an initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.The Amazon.com Inc.-backed company has had discussions with potential advisers regarding the possibility of an IPO in 2021, the people said, asking not to be identified as the talks are private. No final decisions have been made and Deliveroo may still decide against going ahead with listing plans, they said.A representative for Deliveroo declined to comment.Food delivery companies have been expanding rapidly, with rivals Just Eat Takeaway.com NV and Delivery Hero SE announcing acquisitions this year. U.K. regulators cleared Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo in August after a probe that lasted almost a year and froze the majority of a $575 million capital injection.Although initially struggling at the start of the lockdown, Deliveroo got a boost as the year went on as customers avoided supermarkets and ordered takeout meals and groceries. Deliveroo was valued at more than $2 billion in 2017, but didn’t reveal a valuation after its latest investment round in May 2019. Deliveroo previously said sales from its food-delivery business grew 72% in 2018, reaching 476 million pounds ($607 million) for the year.Launched in 2013, Deliveroo has become one of the U.K.’s main food delivery companies, alongside Uber Eats and Just Eat Takeaway. These companies have been expanding into grocery delivery, with Waitrose and Deliveroo recently teaming up to offer quick deliveries of select goods.Uber Eats and Deliveroo are also battling for so-called virtual restaurants, where eateries lease kitchen space to prepare food for couriers. With no dining rooms or wait staff, these outfits pop up where food delivery companies expect demand, and sell their meals through Uber Eats or Deliveroo’s app.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Delivery Hero is expanding its global footprint after acquiring food delivery startup Glovo’s operations in eight countries in Latin America.
(Bloomberg) -- Delivery Hero SE’s Foodpanda is launching operations in Japan Thursday, expanding its Asian footprint to the world’s No. 3 economy.The company will roll out its meal delivery services in six Japanese cities in a first phase, including Kobe, Yokohama and Nagoya, Jakob Angele, Foodpanda’s Asia Pacific chief executive officer, told Bloomberg TV’s Rishaad Salamat and Juliette Saly. The firm will initially invest 20 million euros ($23.5 million) in the effort, he added.Foodpanda’s entry will escalate competition with existing players in the market including Demae-Can Co., Uber Eats, FineDine, Maishoku, Rakuten Delivery and Amazon Japan.Read more: Japan Food Delivery App Surges on Uber Eats Merger Report Japan’s food delivery market is at a nascent stage compared with more mature markets like Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to Angele. “Therefore, we do see a very large opportunity and a very clear path for Foodpanda to become the market leader in Japan,” he added.Established in 2012, Foodpanda now operates in more than 300 cities across the Asia Pacific, delivering meals and groceries. Berlin-based parent Delivery Hero announced in December it would take control of South Korea’s biggest food delivery app, Woowa Brothers Corp., at a $4 billion valuation.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.