Just Eat, the online food delivery service, has reported a 17% year-on-year jump in UK orders from 20.6 million to 24 million in the first quarter of this year.
Total orders, including Ireland, Denmark, the Continent and Canada, climbed from £31.5m year-on-year to £39m – up 25% on a like-for-like basis.
Just Eat said it had enjoyed a 46% hike in reported revenues across the business from £81.5m to £118.9m.
Revenues on a currency neutral, like-for-like basis climbed 40%, driven by strong order growth, last year’s commission increases and the inclusion of Canada’s SkipTheDishes which it bought at the end of last year.
The business is continuing to expand though the UK and Ireland as well as on the Continent, Scandinavia and Canada.
But its proposed acquisition of the UK’s Hungry House for up to £240m is subject to a Competition and Markets Authority inquiry.
Paul Harrison, chief executive and chief finance officer, said: “Just Eat has enjoyed another period of strong growth. In addition to structural market growth, we are also seeing the benefits of ongoing investments in technology and marketing.”
He reiterated guidance given at Just Eat’s 2016 full year results on 7 March for full year 2017 revenues of £480-£495m and underlying EBITDA of £157m-£163m.