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Earnings Whispers: Groupon Inc (GRPN) and Expedia Inc (EXPE)

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The Country Caller sheds light on the earnings whispers numbers for Groupon and Expedia

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) and Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) are hours away from publishing their financial results for their first quarters today after markets close today. The Country Caller shares vital earnings whispers numbers for these two companies.

Groupon

The global e-commerce marketplace, Groupon, saw shares close at $4.61, at the same price it closed at on April 26. Since the start of this year through April 27, 2016, the stock has surged over 50%, beating the Dow Jones Composite Index’s gain of 3.54% by a wide margin over the same time span.

As per earningswhispers.com, the Chicago, Illinois-based company is about to report zero cents in earnings, which suggests Groupon is about to break even for the quarter. In contrast to this, the Street believes that the company might report a loss of two cents for the first quarter. For its last quarter the company posted four cents in earnings per share, and for the year-ago period, the company reported three cents in EPS.

According to the projections by Estimize, Groupon would report revenue of about $719.31 million for 1Q, surpassing the consensus revenue estimate of $707.99 million. For its previous quarter, the company posted $917.2 million in sales. For 1QFY15, the nearly $3 billion company reported revenues of $750.4 million. Both the figures suggest the company is about to post sequential as well as yearly revenue decline this earnings season.

Expedia Inc

The Bellevue, Washington-based company, which owns several global online travel brands, has seen shares closed at $107.77 yesterday, up 1.06% from the prior close. Up till April 27 this year, the stock has tanked more than 13%, heavily underperforming the Dow Jones Composite Index’s gain of 3.54%.

According to earningswhispers.com, the company might report breakeven bottom line results for the first quarter, incurring neither profit nor loss. However, on the other hand, Expedia is expected to report a loss of five cents per share for the quarter, as per the Street’s forecast. For the fourth quarter, the company posted 77 cents in earnings per share. For the comparable year-ago quarter, it reported an EPS of 34 cents.

Furthermore, Estimize suggests the company to report revenue of $1.82 billion, below the Street’s estimate of $1.84 billion. Expedia posted revenues of $1.37 billion for the first quarter of FY15, and $1.70 billion for the same quarter of 2015.

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