Equities research analysts expect Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) to announce $0.13 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Nine analysts have issued estimates for Groupon’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.10. Groupon posted earnings of $0.07 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 85.7%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Groupon will report full-year earnings of $0.23 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.20 to $0.34. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.13 to $0.34. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Groupon.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The coupon company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.03. Groupon had a negative net margin of 0.35% and a positive return on equity of 11.15%. The business had revenue of $592.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $602.08 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.6% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on GRPN. BidaskClub lowered shares of Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. Wedbush restated a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 price target on shares of Groupon in a report on Thursday, September 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Groupon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 8th. TheStreet lowered shares of Groupon from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. Finally, B. Riley cut their price target on shares of Groupon from $6.30 to $5.60 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Groupon has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.20.

GRPN stock opened at $3.10 on Wednesday. Groupon has a 52-week low of $2.80 and a 52-week high of $5.88. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. The company has a market cap of $1.76 billion, a PE ratio of 61.60, a PEG ratio of 11.67 and a beta of 1.75.

In other Groupon news, Director Eric P. Lefkofsky sold 1,500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.04, for a total value of $4,560,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 16.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in Groupon in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $118,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Groupon by 115.2% in the 2nd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 32,063 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 17,167 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Groupon in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $179,000. Commonwealth Bank of Australia acquired a new position in Groupon in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $190,000. Finally, Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in Groupon in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $248,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.97% of the company’s stock.

Groupon Company Profile

Groupon, Inc operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. The company provides deals in various categories, including events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, food and drink, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelries, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals.

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