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GRPN - Groupon Inc - Page 7
My god GRPN is getting worked today, it's down 27% right now. What a sad, sad company. The problem is that their business model is so easy to replicate and their services aren't very satisfying. I signed up for Groupon and then quit because i kept getting emails about horseback riding lessons and 10% discounts on BS things that nobody wants
1 days 16 hours 47 minutes ago - Close-Up Media via Comtex
Groupon, Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30.
In a release on August 13, the Company noted that revenue increased 45 percent year-over-year to $568.3 million in the second quarter 2012, compared with $392.6 million in the second quarter 2011. Excluding the $32.4 million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, revenue growth would have been 53 percent compared with second quarter 2011.
The second quarter 2012 was the first quarter that direct revenue, or the amount earned from the sale of products for which the Company is the merchant of record, was material to Groupon's overall performance. Accordingly, the Company's consolidated revenue presentation now includes third-party revenue, which is related to sales for which the Company acts as an agent for the merchant, as well as direct revenue. Third-party and direct revenues are recorded on a net and gross basis, respectively. Direct revenue was $65.4 million in the quarter, compared with $19.2 million in the first quarter 2012.
Gross billings, which reflects the total amount collected from customers, excluding any applicable taxes and net of estimated refunds, increased 38 percent year-over-year to $1.29 billion in the second quarter 2012, compared with $929.2 million in the second quarter 2011. Excluding the $75.1 million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, gross billings growth would have been 47 percent compared with second quarter 2011.
Operating income was $46.5 million in the second quarter 2012, which included non-cash stock-based compensation and acquisition-related expenses of $25.4 million. This compares with a loss from operations of $101.0 million in the second quarter 2011, which included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $38.7 million. Year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter had a $0.2 million unfavorable impact on operating income.
"We had a solid quarter despite challenges in Europe and continued investment in technology and infrastructure," said Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon. "We've deepened our relationships with a growing base of merchants and customers worldwide, demonstrating progress as we work to unlock the opportunity in local commerce."
Operating cash flow increased 93 percent year-over-year to $75.3 million, compared with $39.0 million in the second quarter 2011. For the trailing twelve months ended June 30, operating cash flow was $392.5 million. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, was $48.6 million for the second quarter 2012, bringing free cash flow for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, to $330.1 million. This reflects an increase of 243 percent year-over-year compared to free cash flow in the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2011 of $96.4 million. At the end of the quarter, Groupon had $1.2 billion in cash and cash equivalents and no long-term debt.
Second quarter 2012 net income attributable to common stockholders improved to $28.4 million, or $0.04 per share. Non-GAAP earnings attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter 2012 improved to $53.8 million, or $0.08 per share, excluding stock-based compensation and acquisition-related expenses of $25.4 million. Second quarter 2012 results included a $33.0 million net gain from non-recurring items, comprised of a $56.0 million non-operating gain and $23.0 million of tax expense. This resulted from a transaction whereby the Company's minority interest in its China operations was exchanged along with an additional cash investment, for a minority interest in Life Media, Limited (also known as F-tuan), a competitor. Net income attributable to common stockholders also included a $3.9 million reduction related to the settling of remaining commitments to purchase additional interests in consolidated subsidiaries from minority shareholders. The net positive impact of these two items was $0.04 per share.
Second quarter 2012 net income attributable to common stockholders improved by $135.8 million year-over-year, from a net loss of $107.4 million, or a loss per share of $0.35 in the second quarter 2011. Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders improved by $122.5 million year-over-year, from a net loss of $68.7 million, or a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.23 in the second quarter 2011, excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expenses of $38.7 million.
IN. Sellers have not been able to drive the pps lower than $4.50 on Friday or Today.
Too much doom and gloom for this company. Oh no! the company made money on low profit sales they're doomed haha tell that to amazon. GRPN's pps is no longer $28 to account for the huge growth potential... the stock price is less than $5 at a market cap of about $3BIL
Google offered double that amount when it didn't even have the Active customers it has now...I bet Google and Amazon are watching, since their spin-offs don't have the large following Groupon already has. AND if Google is watching I hope FB/ MS is too.
And another thing...I kept reading articles of how GRPN is the devil for businesses, yet when I look at groupon deals I sometimes see the same businesses a couple of months later. It's not about the businesses it's about the customers and customers are cheap and like getting deals.
i think we can see another 5% tomorrow
sell if u have shares (i dont think anyone does...as it was all shorts exhiting)
Groupon shares fell more than 10 percent in trading Tuesday, triggering a short-circuit rule that restricts prices at which securities may be sold short.
Groupon was last trading at $4.81, down 7.54 percent, after having declined by more than 10 percent earlier in the day. Groupon’s stock has fallen more than 75 since the beginning of the year.
The SEC introduced the short sale-related circuit breaker, Rule 201, in 2010.
Short interest on the Nasdaq rose 0 .08 percent in the first half of September, the exchange said on Tuesday.
As of Sept. 14, short interest edged up to about 7.61 billion shares, compared with 7.60 billion shares as of Aug. 31.
Investors who sell securities "short" borrow shares and then sell them, expecting the stock to fall so they can buy the shares back at the lower price, return them to the lender and pocket the difference.