- British takeaway ordering website Just Eat said Thursday it expected full-year revenue near the top end of guidance, but earnings near the lower end after reporting a jump in third-quarter revenue amid stronger performance in September.

The company said it anticipated full year revenues to be towards the top end of the £740m to £770m range and underlying earnings (EBITDA) towards the lower end of the £165m to £185m range as costs investments in Latin American were expected to weigh on margins.

For the three months to 30 September, revenue rose 41% to £195.3m on the back of 27% increase in total orders.

UK orders increased by 16% to £30.3m as stronger performance in September helped lessen the impact on orders of exceptionally hot weather in July and August.

SkipTheDishes, the company's Canadian food delivery business, continued to grow triple digits with the launch of multi-language capabilities enabling full coverage across Canada, Just Eat said.

'The Group has delivered another strong quarter as we helped our 97,000+ restaurant partners serve over 54 million takeaways to millions of hungry customers. Our increased investments in delivery, brand and data are already taking the Just Eat brands to more customers, making it easier for them to order from a widening choice, ensuring their takeaway moments are even more enjoyable,' said Peter Plumb, CEO.

'Our delivery expansion plans are on track, ensuring we give customers exactly what they want, and I'm very pleased with the progress we are making against our strategic objectives.'

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