Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Groupon, Inc. (“Groupon” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:GRPN) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on allegations that certain statements issued by Groupon between May 14, 2012 and November 8, 2012 were false and misleading concerning the Company’s business and financial prospects.
Groupon operates as a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. The investigation is related to allegations that Groupon misrepresented or failed to disclose that: (1) an increasing share of the Company’s revenue growth was being derived from its non-core, lower-margin Groupon Goods business; (2) the Company’s business growth was not as robust as represented; and (3) the Company’s revenue mix was shifting in a manner which would likely lead to lower margins.
On November 8, 2012 Groupon announced disappointing third-quarter 2012 revenue results. That same day, the Company hosted a conference call for analysts and investors, and during the call acknowledged that the lower-margin Groupon Goods business would be a more significant part of its revenues. As a result of this news, Groupon stock dropped $1.16 per share, or nearly 30%, to close at $2.76 per share on November 9, 2012 on heavy trading volume.
If you purchased Groupon common stock between May 14, 2012 and November 8, 2012, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Michael Goldberg, Esquire, of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067, by telephone at (310) 201-9150, Toll Free at (888) 773-9224, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.glancylaw.com.
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