Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) : Earnings Whisper

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter earnings Friday before the markets open. The operator of online local commerce marketplaces is expected to report revenue of $740.26 million. Similarly, the EPS is projected at $0.02. A year ago, Groupon earned $0.01 a share. The Street’s estimates for the quarter reflect a year-over-year EPS increase of 100%. Revenue however, is projected 1.51% lower from 2Q’14. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a 2Q’15 whisper number of $0.05 per share.

As a quick reminder, GRPN reported 1Q/15 EPS of $0.03, $0.02 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs fell 1% year-over-year to $750.4 million from $757.6 million vs. the $822.8 million consensus.

On valuation measures, Groupon Inc.’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at 112.50% and 35.30% compared to the industry growth rates of 16.60% and 23.90%, respectively. The name has a t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 1.00. EPS for the same period registers at ($0.07).

Groupon shares have declined 2.06% in the last 4 weeks and 24.68% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 1.65%.

The Chicago, Illinois-based company, which is currently valued at $3.24 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $7.50 with a high target of $12.00. Groupon Inc. is down 32.67% year-over-year, compared with a 9.96% gain in the S&P 500.

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