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 (Nasdaq: GRPN) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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.

Groupon facts

Headquarters (founded) Chicago (2008)
Market Cap $9.6 billion
Industry Internet retail
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
Competitors Facebook
Hungry Machine

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.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TerryHogan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

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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