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  • 1. BERTILLE LION | CAREY BARGERON | RHYAUNA GUIDRY MGMT 6580 |DR. FRITZ
  • 2. INTRODUCTION  2007 – creation of “The Point” by Andrew Mason  2008 – creation of Groupon (group + coupon)  Business model - one deal per day, high discount, limited amount of time to buy the deal and limited numbers of deals offered  1st Groupon - deal for Motel Bar, located just downstairs from the Groupon office in Chicago, Illinois  End of 2009 – Groupon had spread to 28 U.S cities  Today – Groupon has expanded to 48 countries and over 500 markets
  • 3. INTRODUCTION
  • 4. MISSION | CULTURE  Mission: “to become the world's commerce operating system. By connecting buyers and sellers through price and discovery, we have the opportunity to become one of the world's essential companies, a daily habit for our customers and merchant partners.”  Culture – creativity, trust, empowerment, transparency, dedication to customers & mindset of a startup “We assume that people are fundamentally good and people are responsible adults” – Andrew Mason Examples: Open vacation policy, financial goals
  • 5. WHAT MAKES GROUPON AWESOME?
  • 6. CURRENT COMPANY PERFORMANCE  Fiscal year 2013: Gross billings - $5.8 billion Revenue - $2.6 billion Operating income (excluding stock compensation & acquisition costs) - $197.2 million for the full year Gross profit margin – 58.34% Operating profit margin – 2.94% ROE – (-) 4.68% Free cash flow - $153 million (5.96%
  • 7. CURRENT COMPANY PERFORMANCE  Groupon is doing well in the daily deals market in terms of its market share and potential growth  2013 – 59.1% market share GROUPON, INC. 59.1% OTHER 24.3% LIVINGSOCIAL 16.6%
  • 8. HISTORIC COMPANY PERFORMANCE
  • 9. MAIN OPERATING METRICS  Subscribers - total number of individuals that have completed registration through a specific date, less individuals who have unsubscribed  in 2011, Groupon had 83.1 million subscribers.  Cumulative customers - total number of unique customers that have purchased Groupons since 2009  in 2011, it had 15.8 million customers  Featured merchants - total number of merchants featured in a given time period  In 2011, the pool was up to 40,000 merchants  Groupons sold - total number of Groupons sold in a given time period  In 2011, Groupon sold over 60 million Groupons total.
  • 10. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Groupon Senior Management Team 2013  Chief Executive Officer & co-founder of the company  Eric Lefkofsky  Chief Financial Officer (since December 2010)  Jason Child  Senior Vice President , Product management (leaving in March)  Jeff Holden  Chief Operating Officer (since May 2012)  Kal Raman  General Counsel (since 2011)  David Schellhase  Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations (since April 2013)  Sri Viswanath  Senior Vice President, Global Marketing (since June 2011)  Rich Williams
  • 11. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STRATEGIC ISSUES Lack of management skills  Employees grow up to 10,000  Disconnect between top management & employees Groupon went public – November 2011  Issues with Groupon's S-1 filing  CEO takes the blame  Andrew Mason forced to step down -> Eric Lefkofsky became the new CEO
  • 12. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  Big supporter of social responsibility  G-Team – team responsible for organizing events using the Groupon website to support many causes  Social Innovation team in Chicago  Represent corporate social responsibility department  Fall 2013 – development of two research projects Is Groupon generating more economic activity? Is Groupon shifting customers’ behavior?
  • 13. EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT- 5 FORCES  Threat of entry (HIGH)  Anyone can start an online discount business with enough capital.  Buyer power (HIGH)  There are low switching costs for consumers.  Buyers are always asking for more discounts/lower prices.  Supplier power (MODERATE)  There are low switching costs for merchants.  However, merchants are at the mercy of group buying sites.  Rivalry (INTENSE)  Fierce competition based on territorial expansion.  Substitutes (HIGH)  Many competitors.  Easy to find similar deals on competitors’ websites.
  • 14. EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT- COMPETITION  Groupon has five major competitors: Living Social - offers one deal a day like Groupon Tippr - same business model as Groupon but offers 3 deals BuyWithMe - similar model but only offers deals if enough people bought it Kgbdeals - offers several deals per day but the quantity is very limited ScoutMob - offers discounts that will allow you to spend money at a restaurant of your choice
  • 15. INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT- SWOT Strengths:  Effective communication and fast transaction  Innovation (=new way of purchasing)  Large customers database  Leader (currently) amongst competition  Many brands and variety in products or services (serve large group of customers)  Strong brand recognition  Geographically diversified – operates in 48 countries Weaknesses:  Over leveraged financial position  Only available in most major cities  Usually first timer customers & rarely return  Recurring high marketing expenditure to maintain growth
  • 16. INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT- SWOT Opportunities:  Acquisition/Takeovers from large companies  Opportunities to grow market for new products and services  Partnership with social networks  Growth & development of apps for smart phones  Opportunity to tie up with Internet companies such as Google and Facebook to publicize its deals and enhance its reach Threats:  Deals mostly offered on discretionary items  There are no significant barriers of entry in the daily-deals segment  Strong competition from Living Social and other competitors  The purchase power could be lower in a big market (major cities)  Economic crisis or slowdown
  • 17. KEY SUCCESS FACTORS  Need to provide best deals  Lots of variety of deals  Get customers to develop positive word of mouth  Good access to channels  Use transactional data to track customers’ preferences  Take advantage of latest technology advances
  • 18. STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES  Become the starting point for mobile commerce  Redefine local commerce  Enhance the email experience  Continue to build out their categories  Globalize the platforms and processes  ??????
  • 19. THE END QUESTIONS?

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