The Groupon earnings report (Nasdaq: GRPN) delivered today (Monday) after the bell beat earnings per share expectations, but failed to meet expected sales, showing the company's weakness going forward.
Groupon posted net income of $28.4 million, or 4 cents a share, compared to a net loss of $107.4 million, or 35 cents a share, for the same period last year.
Revenue jumped 45% to $568.3 million, though the company said sales would have grown by 53% when adjusted for currency exchange rates.
Analysts were expecting Groupon to do just a tad better than the first quarter. Estimates were for profit of three cents a share, versus two for last quarter, and revenue around $575 million, compared to Groupon's first quarter guidance of revenue between $550 million and $590 million.
The Groupon earnings report miss highlights the biggest concern among investors: Will this company be profitable?
Right now there are huge concerns.
"Groupon is overexposed to the European consumer and has seen its international growth slowing; the company has yet to roll out in those markets many of the new products and technologies that have driven US reacceleration," Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry wrote in a recent note.