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Groupon (GRPN): Q4 GAAP EPS of -$0.12 misses by $0.15. Revenue of $638.3M (+30% Y/Y) in-line....

Groupon (GRPN): Q4 GAAP EPS of -$0.12 misses by $0.15. Revenue of $638.3M (+30% Y/Y) in-line. Gross billings +24% Y/Y to $1.52B. Expects Q1 revenue of $560M-$610M, below $650.3M consensus. Expects Q1 operating income of -$10M to $10M. Shares -25.8% AH. (PR)
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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Not surprising. A bad business is a bad business.
    27 Feb 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • Jimbot3500
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    So true, Ashraf.

     

    Personally, I think the vast majority of public companies are absolute crap businesses. So few truly worthy of investing - and not speculating - in.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • Filip Hansson
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    agree, coupons is not a real business. however, groupon's direct sales are, and they are up quite sharply, so there's hope yet. a pretty good graph that illustrates this: http://bit.ly/XIlkGD
    28 Feb 2013, 07:19 AM Reply Like
  • SoCalNative
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    I can't think of anyone I know who uses Groupon anymore?
    27 Feb 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Joyjoyjoy
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    I use it all the time! Groupon Goods has better deals than other available sites and delivers quickly.
    28 Feb 2013, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    I don't know of anyone who ever did.
    27 Feb 2013, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • supersaverguy
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    if you've been listening to WMT, TGT and some of the other retailers... even DLTR commentary... it's obvious that 2013 has started out rocky ....it might be time to start buying some protection/risk off trade...
    27 Feb 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Bill Maurer
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    I think we all saw this coming.

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    27 Feb 2013, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • pman6
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    sh*tty deals are sh*tty deals.

     

    why is anyone investing in this again?
    27 Feb 2013, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • davdws
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    I'M A BUYER GRPN LONG
    27 Feb 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • Joyjoyjoy
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    Me too!
    28 Feb 2013, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    I think folks used those coupons to get onto the germ-fest Carnival Cruise Ship; laughing out loud, really loud (LOL)!
    27 Feb 2013, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • bigbear4511
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    Everyone uses Groupons where i live. I just used one the other day
    27 Feb 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • christophe
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    Purchased GRPN at $2.7 sold over half for a 100% gain, I believe the time and purchased prices are key to an investors profits.

     

    The high level number don't look too bad. They have plenty of cash to attempt to shape up multiple times, if necessary. Being a publicly traded company too early has its pros/cons.

     

    My comment saying to "backup the truck and load up on GRPN at 2.7" is still partially valid: http://bit.ly/VPemlG
    28 Feb 2013, 02:13 AM Reply Like
  • meepstone
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    In the year I have had Groupon I have used it twice. All the deals are pretty obscure things you would never buy for the most part.
    28 Feb 2013, 04:41 AM Reply Like
  • ak7sailor
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    hey bill, its to bad some other authors on alpha were drawing a different picture about grpn, including this morning e-mail alerts
    28 Feb 2013, 06:49 AM Reply Like
  • maduraisridhar
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    Groupon can consider to be bought by Google at this juncture
    28 Feb 2013, 06:55 AM Reply Like
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