GRPN - Groupon, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.1300 (-4.39%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close2.9600
Bid0.0000 x 42300
Ask0.0000 x 4000
Day's Range2.8200 - 2.9800
52 Week Range2.1700 - 3.8200
Avg. Volume6,811,295
Market Cap1.598B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.16
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.0970
Earnings DateFeb 17, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est3.25
  • Business Wire

    Valentine’s Day Survey: Most Parents Haven’t Been on a Romantic Date in More Than Three Years

    Most parents haven't been on a date since 2017, according to a new Valentine's Day survey from local experiences marketplace Groupon.

  • Business Wire

    Groupon to Announce Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results on February 18, 2020

    Groupon will report Q4 2019 financial results on Feb. 18 after the close of trading and will hold a conference call to discuss the results on Feb. 19.

  • Groupon (GRPN) to Report Q4 Results: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

    Groupon (GRPN) to Report Q4 Results: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

    Groupon (GRPN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Business Wire

    Groupon Appoints Richard Merage of MIG to Serve as Board Advisor

    Groupon has entered into an agreement with MIG Capital where Richard Merage will serve as an advisor to the Groupon Board.

  • Investors Who Bought Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 59%
    Simply Wall St.

    Investors Who Bought Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 59%

    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 27% in the last month. But that is...

  • Groupon (GRPN) in Focus: Stock Moves 7.5% Higher

    Groupon (GRPN) in Focus: Stock Moves 7.5% Higher

    Groupon (GRPN) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 7% on the day, amid huge volumes.

  • Groupon taps TBWA/Chiat/Day New York as new ad agency of record
    American City Business Journals

    Groupon taps TBWA/Chiat/Day New York as new ad agency of record

    The New York ad shop is expected to debut its first work for the Chicago online deals company later in the first half of 2020.

  • Business Wire

    Groupon Names TBWA\Chiat\Day New York Creative Agency of Record

    Groupon has selected TBWA as its creative agency of record to help the company continue transforming its business into an experiences marketplace.

  • The top Chicago tech hires in December
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  • Are Investors Undervaluing Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) By 42%?
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    Are Investors Undervaluing Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) By 42%?

    How far off is Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take...


    Groupon Has a New Activist Investor. He’s the Founder of the Company That Invented Hot Pockets.

    The filing said MIG may “from time to time engage in discussions with management and the board of directors,” and could make proposals on the “capitalization, ownership structure, board composition or operations” of the company, and could buy more shares. Merage is seeking a seat on Groupon’s board. “Groupon has been in dialogue with MIG Capital and is aware of its interest in having Richard Merage, Portfolio Manager and CEO of MIG, join the Groupon Board of Directors,” the company said in a statement.

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  • From IPOs to indictments: The top Chicago tech stories of 2019
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    From IPOs to indictments: The top Chicago tech stories of 2019

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  • Groupon picks new chief technology officer from Enova
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    Groupon picks new chief technology officer from Enova

    Online deals company Groupon has hired Enova International's John J. Higginson as chief technology officer.

  • Benzinga

    Goldman Dumps Groupon, Says International Headwinds Threaten Bottom Line

    Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN ) is down nearly 20% year to date, and Goldman Sachs sees no near-term relief. The Rating Analysts Michael Ng and Alberto Him downgraded Groupon to Sell and cut their price target ...

  • MarketWatch

    Groupon stock falls after Goldman Sachs makes bearish call

    Shares of Groupon Inc. are off 3% in premarket trading Tuesday after Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Ng downgraded the stock to sell from neutral. He sees downside to the consensus forecast for 2020 and 2021 "due to execution risks in the North America business model transition and a negative inflection in international customer trends." Though the company has improved the customer experience through newer features like the ability to link offers to your credit card and avoid printing paper coupons, Ng expects the company to continue experiencing traffic challenges, which could pressure revenue, billings, and profits over the next two years. He also sees international headwinds, including Brexit. Groupon shares have lost 18% so far this year, as the S&P 500 has risen 27%.


    Groupon Shares Slump as Goldman Sachs Cuts Rating to Sell on Provider of Deal Coupons

    Groupon has lost nearly 3 million customers so far in 2019, prompting Goldman's analysts to pare their rating from neutral.

  • Groupon agency review ongoing as OKRP debuts last campaign for deals company
    American City Business Journals

    Groupon agency review ongoing as OKRP debuts last campaign for deals company

    O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul Chicago has unveiled its final ad campaign for Groupon as the Chicago-based deals company continues the search for a new ad agency.

  • Groupon Stock Faces a Double-Edged Math Problem

    Groupon Stock Faces a Double-Edged Math Problem

    Looking at Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) from a bird's eye view, the organization seemingly appears extraordinarily relevant. As a digital coupon book of sorts and an effective marketing platform, particularly for small businesses, GRPN is etched into our social media landscape. However, Groupon stock has not followed suit, fading into the backroom closet.Source: Shutterstock Really, no one can blame investors. Since the beginning of 2016, GRPN stock has made almost no progress. Yes, shares have recorded sharp rallies over the past few years. However, each time, the bullishness has faltered. This is in stark contrast to the enthusiasm surrounding the company's initial public offering, with shares once trading firmly in double-digit territory.What perplexes those holding Groupon stock, though, is that the underlying platform remains incredibly popular. When it comes to consolidated business reviews and information, surprisingly few viable competitors exist. We have Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Yelp (NYSE:YELP) and that's pretty much it, unless you include the Yellow Pages.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThus, GRPN stock - barring a new competitor disrupting the space - has a permanent seat at the table. However, converting that seat has been a long-term problem. Notably and worryingly, Groupon's gross billings peaked in 2014 at $136.95. In 2018, gross billings fell to barely above $108. * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends To management's credit, they have attempted to change the trajectory of Groupon stock with multiple initiatives. On the front end, the company has improved the interface, making it more intuitive for this digitalized generation. Additionally, they have shifted away from their legacy voucher system and also introduced features such as cash back.That's all fine and well. Unfortunately, I cannot get over the fact that GRPN stock has a double-edged math problem, stymieing its longer-term potential. Numbers Make No Sense for Groupon StockAs a middleman with no genuinely distinct business model, Groupon depends on subscription volume. Obviously, the more people around, the more likely they'll actually use the services, thereby generating revenues. But the problem for GRPN stock is that the user base continues to decline.Based on active customer count, Groupon reached its peak influence in the fourth quarter of 2014 with 53.9 million customers. Again, that's not surprising given that gross billings also peaked in 2014. And like this metric, active customers have largely deteriorated. Click to Enlarge Source: Chart by Josh Enomoto Some optimism sprouted in 2017 when Groupon's active customer count started to inch forward into Q1 2018. Subsequently, the Groupon stock price generated a very strong profit for investors, assuming they bought in January of 2017 and sold later that year in December.From Q1 2018, though, Groupon has sequentially shed its active customers. In the most recent Q3 2019 earnings report, the company had 45.3 million active users. That's the lowest tally since Q3 2016.For the glass-half-full folks, they might contend that lower active users should lead to higher revenue per individual user. And that's really the hope here: in exchange for declining users, each one that's remaining will spend more, driving up earnings.Unfortunately, the revenue generated per active user is also declining rapidly. From Q1 2011 through Q3 2019, the average sales per user is $14.76. However, in the most recent quarter, this metric fell to a staggeringly low $10.95. To put this into perspective, we haven't seen such a low stat since Q2 2010, when Groupon was in its early stages. Click to Enlarge Source: Chart by Josh Enomoto In other words, it's not just that active users are declining; rather, the people that still use the platform are making fewer big-ticket purchases. Lack of Competitive Moat a ConcernAgain, I respect management's efforts to revitalize the Groupon platform to make it more relevant today. But the nagging issue is that despite their endeavors, Groupon stock continues to suffer.The math above makes the recovery narrative not impossible but highly unlikely. But if the math were to improve, consumers must have a reason to use GRPN. I'm not sure how they're going to accomplish this.Currently, the retail ecosystem has rapidly integrated its direct-to-consumer channels. Thanks to developments in e-commerce, it's much easier for popular brands to sell their products to their loyal fanbase. With such pathways, why is a Groupon necessary?Moreover, we're even seeing companies like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) consolidate their supply chain under their corporate umbrella. Wherever you look, businesses are cutting out the middleman.Thus, we come to the ultimate dilemma. GRPN stock is a middleman investment in an era where that business model might go extinct. So, even if the math were favorable, the industry certainly isn't.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends * 7 Lumbering Large-Cap Stocks to Avoid * 5 ETFs for Oodles of Monthly Dividends The post Groupon Stock Faces a Double-Edged Math Problem appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • The Venture-Capital Firm That No One Needed

    The Venture-Capital Firm That No One Needed

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Andreessen Horowitz is lauded today as one of the most influential and innovative firms in venture capital. But when it started a decade ago, the approach taken by co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, this week's guest on Masters in Business, was derided as “crazy.” At the time, in the midst of the 2009 financial crisis, Horowitz was told “nobody needed yet another venture capital firm.” But they pushed ahead anyway.  The result was firm that disrupted the Silicon Valley disruptors. Today, A16Z (as it is known) has $12 billion in assets under management across multiple funds. It was an early investor in startups such as Facebook, Airbnb, Lyft, Groupon, Twitter, Pinterest, Box and many more.Horowitz also credits the firm’s general partners, most of whom came of age in technology as founders, operators, chief executive officers or chief technology officers. He describes their experiences building successful companies as “crushingly hard,” and very much influencing the firm's thinking about startups. His latest book is “What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture.” His first book was “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.” His favorite books can be seen here; a transcript of the conversation is here.You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, Google, Bloomberg and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here.Next week, we speak with Peter Mallouk, CEO of Creative Planning Inc., a $46 billion investment advisory firm, and author of "The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them."To contact the author of this story: Barry Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Greiff at jgreiff@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, and was previously chief market strategist at Maxim Group. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.