Groupon Stock Analysis (NASDAQ:GRPN)
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Groupon stock analysis must look at the comprehensive business model of the firm. The firm which was once marked as the fastest growing company has shown few positive signs for investors recently. Groupon valuation peaked at over $13 billion after it was listed for $20 However since then the stock has lost over two-third value as can be seen from Groupon stock price history. The loss of faith by the investors has been due to consensus that the current business model cannot be sustained for long.
Groupon Inc Stock Rating (1.3/5)
Should you sell GRPN stock?
- Groupon revenue saw a decline of -8% YoY in 2017 Q1.
- Long term revenue growth of 10.3% over the past 5 years has been disappointing.
- Groupon registered a negative operating margin of -2.4% (average) over the Trailing Twelve Months (TTM).
- Groupon registered an average TTM Net loss of -5.5%.
- With a debt/equity ratio of 0.86, Groupon is highly leveraged in comparison to Retail-Wholesale peers.
- The lack of profits renders the PE ratio useless for GRPN stock.
- Groupon has a negative return on equity of -54.3%. This indicates that the firm is inefficient at generating profits.
- The company has a negative free cash flow margin of -22.5%.
Groupon started by giving deals of the day to its customers. This was a great way to get a bargain for the end customers and for the business owners to give bulk discount and get additional advertising. However it led to several issues like the business owners not being able to cater to excess demand and lower quality of products. Groupon performance in the market has also been hit by the fact that it has still not shown profitability to the investors. Many other similar business models have fallen in the dust and none of them have shown a sustainable working model. Groupon revenue and Groupon assets have not increased significantly either.