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How to buy Groupon (GRPN) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Groupon stocks.

Groupon Inc
+ $0.28 ( + 1.29%)

Groupon is an internet content & information business based in the US. Groupon stocks (GRPN.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $39.59 – a decrease of 5.87% over the previous week. Groupon employs 4,159 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GRPN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Is it a good time to buy Groupon stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Groupon's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Groupon's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $21.65, which is 92.38% up on its pre-crash value of $1.65 and 4,410.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $0.48.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Groupon stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $214.07 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $7,465.57.

Groupon stock price (NASDAQ:GRPN)

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Groupon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$21.65
52-week range$19.00 - $64.69
50-day moving average $23.69
200-day moving average $32.71
Wall St. target price$29.58
PE ratio 6.6436
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.32

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Groupon price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.65 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-11) -6.52%
1 month (2021-12-17) -1.81%
3 months (2021-10-15) N/A
6 months (2021-07-19) -40.49%
1 year (2021-01-19) -37.91%
2 years (2020-01-17) 619.27%
3 years (2019-01-18) 471.24%
5 years (2017-01-19) 516.81%

Is Groupon under- or over-valued?

Valuing Groupon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Groupon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Groupon's P/E ratio

Groupon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Groupon shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Groupon's PEG ratio

Groupon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.017. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Groupon's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Groupon's EBITDA

Groupon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $54 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Groupon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Groupon financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.69%
Gross profit TTM $677.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.06%
Return on equity TTM 83.86%
Profit margin 9.5%
Book value $5.05
Market capitalisation $651.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Groupon share dividends

We're not expecting Groupon to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Groupon's shares ever split?

Groupon's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 10 June 2020. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Groupon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Groupon shares which in turn could have impacted Groupon's share price.

Groupon share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Groupon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19 up to $64.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Groupon's is 2.5545. This would suggest that Groupon's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Groupon overview

Groupon, Inc. operates a marketplace that connects consumers to merchants. It operates in two segments, North America and International. The company sells goods or services on behalf of third-party merchants; and first-party goods inventory. It serves customers through its mobile applications and websites. The company was formerly known as ThePoint. com, Inc.

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