Groupon’s Explosive Growth

We’ve all heard the rumors that Groupon is the fastest growing company ever. Today it finally opened its books in its preliminary filing to go public.

Wow.

In the first quarter of 2009, the online deal company mustered only a quarter of million in revenue. In the first quarter of 2011, it brought in almost $650 million.

Wow.

Only slightly less wow, by the way, is the fact that Groupon lost $103 million in the first quarter. Marketing and SG&A are expensive.

3 thoughts on “Groupon’s Explosive Growth”

  1. Why? What if the investments it is making result in making, for example, $1.15 later? I’m dubious of Groupons chances as well, but I’d hardly call a one-quarter loss a repudiation of its business model.

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