Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Stock is Soaring, Here is Why

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Stock is Soaring, Here is Why


Many stocks have been testing new highs in 2020, and one of the most notable is Groupon Inc. (GRPN). Currently, GRPN is trading at $1.77 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold. while the current analyst price target stands at $1.25.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $3.75 and the low is $0.48. Over the last 52 weeks, GRPN is down -52.80% while the S&P 500 is up 1.21%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, GRPN reported a profit of $310.04 million. Groupon Inc. also saw revenues increase to $612.32 million. In addition, GRPN has free cash flow of $3.96 million as of 12-2019 The company’s EBITDA came in at $67.89 million which compares well with its peers.

GRPN booked profit margins of -1.00%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -6.70%, and its Return on Assets is -1.50%. All told, it is clear that, GRPN needs to be on your watchlist.

About Groupon Inc.

If readers are unfamiliar, 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; health, beauty, and wellness; food and drink; home and garden; automotive; discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals, as well as deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; mobile applications and mobile, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices; emails and push notifications; affiliate channels; social and display advertising; and offline marketing. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. Groupon, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. GRPN has a short ratio of 1.26 and outstanding shares of 564.62M.

Company Outlook

GRPN has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 15.34 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.04. Groupon Inc. GRPN also noted assets of $1.59 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as GRPN has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Groupon Inc. GRPN has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, GRPN represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Groupon Inc. GRPN is now commanding a market cap of 852.06M and a float of 439.69M. GRPN is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of GRPN stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in GRPN, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.