May 15, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and technology editor/analyst Brenton Flynn discuss topics across the investing world.
Daily deal giant Groupon limped into its most recent quarterly report. Barely scraping above its 52-week lows, the company found itself battered and bruised. Groupon recently had to restate earnings. To add insult to injury, oft-criticized CEO Andrew Mason made a widely publicized gaffe, saying he had "too much beer" at an all-hands meeting intended to discuss the company's need to mature. Despite all this negativity, Groupon topped analyst estimates with its most recent earnings announcement, which also sent the stock sharply upward. Does this most recent quarter signal that Groupon has indeed matured as a company, or is this just a one-off?
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