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Groupon drops after missing Q2 estimates

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) reported non-GAAP income per share of $0.01 per share on revenue of $532.6 million for the second quarter of 2019. Wall Street estimated Groupon’s earnings to be $0.02 per share and revenue to be $565.69 million. After missing the bottom and topline estimates, Groupon stock was down 3% in the extended trading hours.

Groupon (GRPN) drops after missing second quarter 2019 estimates

GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $40.2 million, or $0.07 per share, compared with $95 million, or $0.17 per share in the second quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders was $6.8 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to $10.7 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter of 2018. Revenue dropped 14% year-over-year to $532.6 million, hurt by the fewer customers and lower traffic.

For the full-year 2019, Groupon reiterated its adjusted EBITDA outlook of approximately $270 million.

“With more than 45 million active customers worldwide and more than 200 million mobile downloads, we have built a scalable marketplace to capture the massive local commerce opportunity. As we sharpen our focus on engaging higher-value customers, we are seeing encouraging progress,” said CEO Rich Williams.

Groupon Q2 2019 revenue dropped 14% on lower customer and fewer traffic

In a letter to stockholders, the daily deal website operator said that it continues to see traffic headwinds, including email and SEO, and is taking actions to buffer them.

North America gross profit decreased 9% to $198.6 million in the June quarter, primarily due to fewer customers and lower traffic, including email and SEO traffic. International gross profit decreased 10% to $93.5 million, hurt by the lower gross profit in Goods category driven by weak consumer sentiment in Europe, especially in the UK, and intensifying competition.

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Global units sold were down 12% to 35.3 million in the recently ended quarter. Units in North America were down 18% and International units were up 1%.

Compared to the negative return of 29% in the past 12 months period, Groupon stock had gained 6% since the beginning of 2019.

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