As the first-mover in the daily deals market, Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) created a multibillion dollar industry with a business model lucrative enough to attract plenty of competitors. Does this mean that Groupon is a good investment, though?

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3 reasons to buy

  • Groupon's a first-mover with brand power that puts it at the top of consumers' minds when thinking of the daily deal market.
  • It's working to integrate itself into local businesses through offering essential services like point-of-sale solutions and schedule management.
  • The company is innovating new products and working hard to pivot into more revenue-generating ideas like Groupon Goods.

3 reasons to sell

  • A shaky accounting past casts doubt on the company's ability to accurately report performance to investors.
  • CEO Andrew Mason's inexperience also means investors are putting their money behind an unproven leader.
  • As marketing spending decreases, growth can easily trail off as new customers dry up and returning customers spend less.

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