Groupon (Nasdaq:GRPN) has seen better days. The stock price has also seen worse days. Lately it has been hovering closer to it’s all time low than the all time high. Recently the stock price took another dip and it was said to have been due to the Illinois sales tax. I have read many articles about Groupon this year and each has been informative from one angle or another on their business model.
I just read the best article on Groupon that I have seen in a while from the Motley Fool entitled 3 Reasons Now May Be the Time to Buy Groupon Inc. I do not want to steal their thunder so I recommend you read their article. Particularly read the paragraph and their analysis of why Groupon may be Better than Amazon.com or eBay.
5 Year Stock Price Chart
Here is a chart, courtesy of Yahoo Finance, for the last 5 years of Groupon’s stock price.
Do read the Motley’s article for a well researched analysis. They point out that Groupon’s Deals business is growing revenue per year at a much faster rate than Amazon.com or eBay, and the company repurchased shares at nearly double the current stock price over the last year. (in their last paragraph).