#1 - It's mobile dominance
#2 - It's business relationships and saavy mktg team
These are seldom factored into a business valuation of Groupon by the so-called analysts (paid whoores). Potential suitors are salivating at an opportunity to expolit (buy) these intangibles. As a result, I/me/myself value GRPN as a strong Buy with a target of $26 by early summer.
trend. With a microscopic price-sales ratio, this stock s/b valued at $25 TODAY. But, no problem.... This is a slam dunk longer term value play. TAs debt can be managed and paid down over time. Invest and forget.
As for the other metrics, like ROI and so on, the analysts and bashers are barking up the wrong tree. Apply the RIGHT metrics to the APPROPRIATE situation.
Groupon had a great run up until about 2 months ago. It took a mandatory breather. Now, it will begin another leg up. About 20 years ago, AMZN also had fits and starts. No one believed in its potential. Watch and learn again. Ignore the media and paid criminal analysts.