Groupon Inc

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GRPN : NASDAQ : Technology
$4.23 -1.00 | -20.00%
Today's Range: 4.20 - 4.84
Avg. Daily Volume: 7,435,800
10/27/16 - 1:37 PM ET

Financial Analysis

GROUPON INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. GROUPON INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.82 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 53.45% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)756.03738.4
EBITDA ($mil)-1.2822.65
EBIT ($mil)-35.57-8.72
Net Income ($mil)-54.9109.08

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)780.131116.83
Total Assets ($mil)1751.442020.83
Total Debt ($mil)227.3433.01
Equity ($mil)368.56791.88

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.6649.89
EBITDA Margin-0.163.06
Operating Margin-4.71-1.18
Sales Turnover1.781.53
Return on Assets-10.174.07
Return on Equity-45.46-3.71
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.961.28
Interest Expense5.130.47
Interest Coverage-6.93-18.44

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)575.18662.61
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.641.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume8618707.07621797.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.84 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 18.18. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GROUPON INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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GRPN NM Peers 171.48   GRPN 32.72 Peers 29.50

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

GRPN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

GRPN is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
GRPN 50.20 Peers 125.08   GRPN NA Peers 1.52

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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GRPN 7.84 Peers 18.18   GRPN -600.00 Peers 632.59

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

GRPN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, GRPN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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GRPN 0.93 Peers 3.87   GRPN 1.05 Peers 24.47

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

GRPN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

GRPN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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