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Groupon’s (GRPN) CEO Eric Lefkofsky on Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN)

Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call

August 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. ET

Executives

Genny Konz –Investor Relations

Eric Lefkofsky – Chief Executive Officer and Director

Jason Child – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Heath Terry – Goldman Sachs

Mark Mahaney – RBC Capital Markets

Paul Bieber – Bank of America

Douglas Anmuth – JPMorgan

Ross Sandler – Deutsche Bank

Brian Fitzgerald – Jefferies

Arvind Bhatia – Sterne Agee

Ken Sena – Evercore

Operator

Good day everyone, and welcome to Groupon’s second quarter 2014 financial results conference call. [Operator instructions.] For opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to the VP of FP&A and investor relations, Genny Konz. Please go ahead.

Genny Konz

Hello, and welcome to our second quarter 2014 financial results conference call. On the call today are Eric Lefkofsky, CEO; and Jason Child, CFO. Kal Raman will be available for questions during the Q&A portion of the call.

The following discussion and responses to your questions reflect management’s views as of today, August 5, 2014, only and will include forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially. Additional information about factors that could potentially impact our financial results is included in today’s press release and in our filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-Q.

Groupon encourages investors to use its Investor Relations website as a way of easily finding information about the company. Groupon promptly makes available on this website, free of charge reports that the company files or furnishes with the SEC, corporate governance information, and select press releases and social media postings.

Our results for the second quarter reflect the acquisitions of TMON and Ideeli since their respective dates of close in January. We will, at times, discuss performance including and excluding the impact of the acquisitions for comparison purposes. Additional detail regarding the contribution of each to the quarter will be included in our 10-Q.

On the call today, we will also discuss the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP earnings per share, and free cash flow, as well as FX-neutral results. In our press release and our filings with the SEC, each of which is posted on our Investor Relations website, you will find additional disclosures regarding non-GAAP measures, including reconciliations of these measures with U.S. GAAP.

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