Zomato IPO Preview - Sharp Recovery Across Operational Metrics: ICICI Securities

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Zomato IPO Preview - Sharp Recovery Across Operational Metrics: ICICI Securities

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Zomato’s Red Herring Prospectus hints at a continued sharp recovery across key operational metrics in March:

  1. restaurant count,

  2. monthly active users,

  3. monthly transacting users,

  4. number of orders and

  5. gross order value.

The robust increase in signed up restaurants on delivery/discovery platforms (~16,000/40,000) is the most interesting update – given it comes amid negative news flow about ‘perceived’ dissatisfaction of ‘some’ restaurants with Zomato.

End March, restaurant count on delivery platform was ~5,000 more than even the pre-Covid-19 peak.

Despite office resumption to an extent in March, average order values remained stable at ~Rs 395.

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ICICI Securities Zomato Company Update.pdf

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