European food-ordering firm Just Eat Takeaway.com said it had received 57% more orders in the fourth quarter than a year earlier, as strict social distancing rules and work-from-home trends continued to boost online orders. 

Order growth accelerated from a 46% jump in the third quarter, as countries across Europe went back into lockdown due to swelling numbers of coronavirus infections. 

Takeaway's orders were up 56% in Germany and 58% in the UK. Restaurants in the Netherlands delivered 39% more meals through the company's platform. 

The company said it expects revenue to have jumped more than 50% in the whole of 2020, with an adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) margin of around 10%. 

The figures were presented on a pro-forma basis, to reflect Takeaway's $7.8 billion takeover of Britain's Just Eat that closed in April 2020.