Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, "daily deal" specialist Groupon
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Groupon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Chicago (2008)|
|Market Cap||$9.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.6 billion|
|Management||Co-founder/Chairman Eric Lefkofsky
Co-founder/CEO Andrew Mason
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||(75.2%)|
|Cash/Debt||$1.1 billion / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 654 members who have rated Groupon believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I'll always take a chance on shorting (with CAPS money only!) anyone with the slightest whiff of dodgy accounting. [I]f it turns out to be true you've usually got a home run on your hands. I also think this is a pretty competitive space and even without that it feels kind of like a pet rock or a pair of parachute pants.
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