What to Expect When Groupon (GRPN) Reports Earnings Results Tomorrow

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Groupon (GRPN) were gaining 4.9% to $7.12 Monday ahead of the online coupon company's first quarter earnings release after the closing bell on Tuesday.

Groupon expects to report earnings in the range of break-even to a profit of 2 cents a share and revenue of $790 million to $840 million for the first quarter. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of 1 cent and revenue of $817.46 million for the quarter.

In the first quarter of 2014, Groupon reported a loss of 1 cent a share for the quarter, above analysts' estimates of a loss of 3 cents a share. The company reported revenue of $757.64 million in the year-ago quarter, which beat analysts' estimates for revenue of $738.4 million.

About 7.8 million shares of Groupon were traded by 12:48 p.m. Monday, compared to the company's average trading volume of about 10.3 million shares a day.

TheStreet Ratings team rates GROUPON INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate GROUPON INC (GRPN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year."

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