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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
GRPN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.42 vs. GRPN: No Debt )
GRPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.35
GRPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. GRPN: 0.35 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35

-0.1
0.42
Interest Coverage 260.32
GRPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. GRPN: 260.32 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 260.32   Max: 9999.99
Current: 260.32

260.32
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.05
M-Score: -2.39
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.66
GRPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. GRPN: -0.66 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -134.32   Max: 4.23
Current: -0.66

-134.32
4.23
Net-margin (%) -5.38
GRPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. GRPN: -5.38 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -124.51   Max: -2.35
Current: -5.38

-124.51
-2.35
ROE (%) -21.40
GRPN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. GRPN: -21.40 )
GRPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -78.64   Max: -7.57
Current: -21.4

-78.64
-7.57
ROA (%) -7.78
GRPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. GRPN: -7.78 )
GRPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -196.52   Max: -2.88
Current: -7.78

-196.52
-2.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.00
GRPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.36 vs. GRPN: -13.00 )
GRPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5098.17   Max: 114.19
Current: -13

-5098.17
114.19
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GRPN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 18,350 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 7,000,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 752,000 sh (+68.42%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chase Coleman 11,463,759 sh (-36.31%)
Steven Cohen 323,470 sh (-74.27%)
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Q1 2014

GRPN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 33,719 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,033,160 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 36,025 sh (+96.32%)
Columbia Wanger 9,700,000 sh (+38.57%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen 245,505 sh (-24.1%)
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Q2 2014

GRPN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 38,300 sh (New)
John Burbank 87,154 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,413,200 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 3,001,417 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,635,140 sh (+78.79%)
Diamond Hill Capital 51,025 sh (+41.64%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 8,765,000 sh (-9.64%)
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Q3 2014

GRPN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Leon Cooperman 8,788,474 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 26,892 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,162,450 sh (+14.51%)
Diamond Hill Capital 51,025 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,001,417 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 4,972,000 sh (-43.27%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GRPN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 New Buy0.86%$5.76 - $7.18 $ 7.9522%8788474
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$5.76 - $7.18 $ 7.9522%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$5.76 - $7.18 $ 7.9522%26892
Ruane Cunniff 2014-06-30 New Buy0.11%$5.33 - $8.14 $ 7.9521%3001417
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$5.33 - $8.14 $ 7.9521%87154
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $5.33 - $8.14 $ 7.9521%0
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$7.78 - $12.08 $ 7.95-19%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$7.78 - $12.08 $ 7.95-19%33719
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 68.42%0.02%$8.75 - $11.99 $ 7.95-23%752000
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$8.31 - $12.641 $ 7.95-20%446500
Chris Davis 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.25%$5.39 - $8.55 $ 7.9518%0
Wilbur Ross 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.53 - $6.209 $ 7.9548%0
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.19%$2.63 - $5.47 $ 7.9584%0
Wallace Weitz 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$2.63 - $5.47 $ 7.9584%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$2.63 - $5.47 $ 7.9584%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$2.63 - $5.47 $ 7.9584%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.31%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%0
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.19%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%2500000
Chris Davis 2012-09-30 Add 44.51%0.06%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%16253725
Wilbur Ross 2012-09-30 Reduce -76.78%0.04%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%12099
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%77453
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$4.15 - $9.51 $ 7.9527%56723
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Reduce -68.74%1.03%$9.43 - $15.28 $ 7.95-31%1979310
Chris Davis 2012-06-30 Add 178.52%0.18%$9.43 - $15.28 $ 7.95-31%11247215
Wallace Weitz 2012-06-30 New Buy0.14%$9.43 - $15.28 $ 7.95-31%300000
Wilbur Ross 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$9.43 - $15.28 $ 7.95-31%52099
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 New Buy1.5%$16.74 - $24.58 $ 7.95-56%6331120
Chris Davis 2012-03-31 Add 705.7%0.13%$16.74 - $24.58 $ 7.95-56%4038154
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$16.74 - $24.58 $ 7.95-56%0
Chris Davis 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$15.24 - $26.19 $ 7.95-64%501200
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$15.24 - $26.19 $ 7.95-64%100000
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Guru Investment Theses on Groupon Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Groupon Inc. - Nov 22, 2013

During the quarter, after visiting with the new CEO, we decided to reinvest in daily-deal pioneer Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) Groupon has completely reinvented its business with mobile at the core. Groupon possesses 43 million active global customers, all of whom are highly transactional, purchasing goods and services directly from merchants on Groupon's platform. Groupon has transformed its business from one dependent on e-mailed deals "pushed" to consumers to one empowering consumers to "pull" the deals of their choice from Groupon's website and mobile apps. More than 50 million people worldwide have downloaded Groupon's mobile app and over 50% of its North American transactions are now coming from mobile devices. Mobile users have a much higher propensity to transact – as they proactively go to the app and search for a deal – and are thus far more valuable to Groupon's merchant partners.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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P/B 7.20
GRPN's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. GRPN: 7.20 )
GRPN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 22.41
Current: 7.2

2.26
22.41
P/S 1.80
GRPN's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. GRPN: 1.80 )
GRPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 5.35
Current: 1.8

0.78
5.35
PFCF 52.70
GRPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 227.46 vs. GRPN: 52.70 )
GRPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.41   Max: 421.37
Current: 52.7

5.41
421.37
EV-to-EBIT -224.40
GRPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 72.19 vs. GRPN: -224.40 )
GRPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -5790.7   Max: 147
Current: -224.4

-5790.7
147
Current Ratio 1.06
GRPN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. GRPN: 1.06 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.06

0.47
1.37
Quick Ratio 1.01
GRPN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. GRPN: 1.01 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.01

0.47
1.37

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 31.68
GRPN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. GRPN: 31.68 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 33.1
Current: 31.68

5.67
33.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
GRPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. GRPN: 0.94 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.4
Current: 0.94

0.72
2.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.40
GRPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GRPN: -0.40 )
GRPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 16.1
Current: -0.4

0.7
16.1

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:G5N.Germany,
Groupon Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on January 15, 2008 under the name ThePoint.com, Inc. It started Groupon in October 2008 and officially changed its name to Groupon, Inc. on June 16, 2009. The Company provides services in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses and merchandise. The Company offers consumers deals on things to eat, see, do and buy in 48 countries. It operates online local marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount. Its operations are organized into three principal segments: North America, which represents the United States and Canada; EMEA, which is comprised of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the remainder of its international operations. It offers deals on goods and services in three primary categories: Local Deals, Groupon Goods and Groupon Getaways. It acts as a third party marketing agent by selling vouchers that can be redeemed for products or services with a merchant. It also sells merchandise directly to customers in transactions for which it is the merchant of record. The Company's Local category includes deals with local merchants, deals with national merchants and local events and offers deals for local merchants across multiple subcategories, including food and drink, events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, home and garden and automotive. In the United States, customers can book reservations at selected restaurants through its website and mobile applications. The Company's coupon offering, Freebies, gives customers the ability to access coupons from thousands of retailers. GrouponLive is a partnership with LiveNation whereby the Company serves as a local resource for LiveNation events and clients of its global ticketing business, Ticketmaster. The Company's Goods category offers customers the ability to find deals on merchandise across multiple product lines, including electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, home and apparel. It earns direct revenue from transactions in which it sells products directly to customers and serves as the merchant of record, as well as third party revenue from transactions in which it acts as a third party marketing agent and sells vouchers that can be redeemed for products with a merchant. Through its Getaways category, it features travel offers, including hotels, airfare and package deals covering both domestic and international travel. The Company also offers tools that merchants can use to operate their businesses more efficiently, including Payments, the Company's credit card payment processing service, and Breadcrumb, its point-of-sale solution. The Company distributes its deals to customers primarily through three channels: its mobile platform, websites and email. Its mobile platform consists of apps and mobile websites, which it offers on iPhones, iPads, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices. Its emails deliv
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