Groupon First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, May 14, 2012. Groupon, Inc. operates a shopping website that shares information on local goods, services, and cultural events for businesses and consumers across the World. The company provides information on attractions to see, do, eat and shop.

Groupon Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 4 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 48 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 5 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 4 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to come atop of analysts’ forecasts after falling short last quarter. It missed last quarter’s consensus estimate as it reported net loss of 8 cents per share against a consensus estimate of profit of 3 cents per share.

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Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Groupon with 11 of 19 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit remained level at $-64946000.0 (-52 cents a share) from the year earlier, missing analyst estimates. Revenue remained steady at $492.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between February 10, 2012 and May 8, 2012, the stock price fell $10.70 (-50.9%), from $21.03 to $10.33. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 2, 2011 and December 9, 2011, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 23.9% (+$4.53) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2012 and April 11, 2012 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 28.8% (-$5.30) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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