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  • angrad_z angrad_z Oct 9, 2012 8:06 PM Flag

    OT: GRPN

    So as we all know GRPN will be reporting earnings on Thursday. I'm not going to focus on Technicals this time around, only because I find the Fundamentals so compelling.

    Here are some numbers for us to consider:

    Shares outstanding: 653.68 Million
    Float: 252.38 Million
    Held by Insiders: 55.95%
    Held by Institutions: 40.10%
    Held by The Public: 3.95%
    Short Interest: 12.3%

    So there are 9.96901 Million shares held by the public, and 37.1058 Million share short. Do you know how hard it is going to be to cover those short shares on Thursday?

    Next lets look at earnings. Estimates are: High: $0.07 Mean: $0.03 & Low: $-0.01. Last quarter GRPN made $0.08 beating the street's estimates of $0.03.

    This looks like the perfect storm to me. I know the company is in a tough field, and I went to the site and personally I wasn't impressed. However $0.03 is an easy number to make.

    Also looking at the income statement you see Revenue climbing & Selling/General/Admin. Expenses dropping in the past quarters. They are cutting costs, and generating more revenue.

    One thing I dislike about the company is the amount of cash they have on hand. They have a billion dollars in cash. I would like to see a credit to their Cash account and a debit to their Short Term Investments account.

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