Groupon’s updated IPO filing, by the numbers

Groupon filed an updated S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, as part of its preparation for a planned initial public offering (IPO.)

While we’ve reported on Groupon’s controversial financial operations before — notably at the first issuance of its S-1 in June — the company’s latest regulatory filing still contained some surprises. Here’s a roundup of some of the more interesting numbers from the daily deals pioneer’s fresh S-1:

  • 9,625: The number of full-time Groupon employees as of June 30, 2011. Considering that the company had 7,107 employees as of March 31, 2011 — up from the staff of 37 it had at the end of June 2009 —┬áthat represents downright jaw-dropping employee growth.
  • $878,018,000: The amount of top-line revenue Groupon took in between April 1 and June 30. That’s a 35 percent boost from the $644.7 million in revenue the company made in the first quarter of 2011.
  • $102,700,000: The amount of money Groupon ultimately lost between April 1 and June 30, after paying its operational costs. That’s actually a step up from the previous quarter, when Groupon posted a loss of $117 million.
  • $500,000: The base salary of Margaret Georgiadis, who was hired as Groupon’s new chief operating officer in mid-April. That makes her the Groupon executive with the highest base salary.
  • -$304,904,000: Groupon’s working capital deficit as of June 30. That means that Groupon’s liabilities exceed the company’s assets by nearly $305 million. That’s about 33 percent bigger than the working capital deficit Groupon had at the end of March, which was -$228.7 million.
  • 45: The number of countries Groupon is currently active in, which is two more than at the end of the first quarter.

With the larger financial markets in an ongoing tailspin following the US government’s debt downgrade, many are wondering if late-stage private companies will put their IPO plans on the back burner. With the new filing submitted Wednesday, however, Groupon is showing no signs of slowing down its public market debut. If nothing else, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason seems to be delivering on what he wrote in his letter to potential shareholders in the company’s S-1: “Life is too short to be a boring company.”