Note: Groupon's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Groupon has actively raised capital from investors. These investors may include private investors, venture capital firms, or other investment vehicles.
July 26, 2011
Complete list of funding rounds and total amounts in the Company Report
Trademark applications show the products and services that Groupon is developing and marketing.
Groupon's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
REWRITE THE LIST Promoting the goods and services of others; online retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others
VOTE FOR LOCAL Promoting the goods and services of others
GROUPON ACT NOW Promoting the goods and services of others
Determine whether Groupon grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof Groupon is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Groupon, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are in the same general field as Groupon and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.