Groupon Earnings Approaching

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) will unveil its latest earnings on today, Monday, August 13, 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 net loss of 2 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 35 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of 3 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at a loss of 2 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported a loss of 2 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 4 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 11 cents.

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A Look Back: In the first quarter, the company’s loss narrowed to a loss of $4.5 million (2 cents a share) from a loss of $102.7 million (0 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst expectations. Revenue fell 13.3% to $559.3 million from $644.7 million.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 1.3 last quarter. The current ratio is an indication of a firm’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands and generally, for every dollar the company owes in the short term, it has that figure available in assets that can be converted to cash in the short term. The company regressed in this liquidity measure from 1.37 in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year to the last quarter driven in part by an increase in liabilities. Current liabilities increased 10% to $1.07 billion while assets rose 4.5% to $1.38 billion.

Analyst Ratings: There are mostly holds on the stock with 11 of 18 analysts surveyed giving that rating.

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

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