Groupon stock hit an all-time low Monday, dropping below $9. The stock price represents more than a 55 percent decline from the daily-deal company's IPO price of $20.

According to Google Finance, this $9 stock price puts Groupon's market cap at less than $6 billion -- the amount Google offered to purchase Groupon for in late 2010.

With Groupon's recent struggles and stock dips, we can't help but wonder if the Groupon team would have been better off taking Google's deal and walking away with a hefty payout.

"It would have been the biggest acquisition in Internet history," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Ultimately, Groupon's CEO Andrew Mason and chairman and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky opted for the risk over the payday and pulled out of the deal with Google. Groupon went public in November with an initial stock offering priced at $20.

Since then, the company has watched the ebb and flow of the stock, from its first low in November following a three-day decline to last week's dive after the end of the IPO lock-out period.

Groupon's stock price dive last week was not without precedent: Remember how Linkedin's stock price tumbled at the end of its lock-out period? However, the steady downward slope of Groupon's stock does not appear to be waning any time soon with the stock's new all-time-low this week.

While Groupon's stock price is now less than half of what it was when the stock began trading publicly, all may not be lost. As Business Insider's Henry Blodget writes, the stock is becoming more attractive at this point, "where the potential upside offsets the additional downside risk."

Check out the gallery below to see how some of the biggest tech companies (including Groupon) fared after their IPO.

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  • Apple -- $100 Million In December 1980

    The technology giant raised about $100 million when it <a href="http://investor.apple.com/faq.cfm" target="_hplink">went public</a> in December 1980, <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/10/06/flashback-to-apples-1980-ipo/" target="_hplink">according to <em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>. Apple, which duels with ExxonMobile as <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/25/apple-overtakes-exxon-as-most-valuable-traded-company-in-the-world-again/" target="_hplink">the world's most valuable publicly traded company</a>, had a market value <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=AAPL" target="_hplink">of $426 billion as of February 1, 2012</a>.

  • Google -- $1.67 Billion In August 2004

    According to The Washington Post, Google raised $1.67 billion in its IPO in August 2004, valuing the company at $23 billion when shares began to trade on the public market. After its first day of trading, <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:GOOG" target="_hplink">shares closed at $108.31</a>. As of February 1, 2012, Google has a market capitalization of $189 billion.

  • Microsoft -- $61 Million in March 1986

    Microsoft raised $61 million in its IPO in March 1986, valuing the company at $350 million, <a href="http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/13/inside-the-deal-that-made-bill-gates-350000000/" target="_hplink">according to <em>Fortune</em></a>. As of February 1, 2012, Microsoft had a market value of $251 billion.

  • Netscape -- $140 Million In August 1995

    <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1995/09/04/205894/index.htm" target="_hplink">Netscape raised </a>$140 million ahead of its IPO in 1995. By the end of the first day of trading, the company was valued at $2.9 billion. Netscape <a href="http://news.cnet.com/2100-1032_3-1011356.html" target="_hplink">was acquired by AOL</a> (which also owns The Huffington Post) in 1998 but was effectively shut down in 2003, according to CNET. Pictured above is an image, via Flickr, of a Netscape Navigator box at the Computer History Museum.

  • Amazon.com -- $54 Million in May 1997

    <a href="http://news.cnet.com/Amazon.com-IPO-skyrockets/2100-1001_3-279781.html" target="_hplink">CNET reports that Amazon.com</a> raised $54 million in its May 1997 IPO, valuing the online retailer at $438 million. As of Feburary 1, 2012, <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=amzn" target="_hplink">Amazon.com had a market value</a> of $81.5 billion.

  • Yahoo! -- $32.5 Million in April 1996

    Yahoo! raised $32.5 million in its April 1996 IPO, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/2100-1033-209413.html" target="_hplink">CNET reports</a>. The IPO, according to a <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1996/04/13/BU30442.DTL" target="_hplink">1996 article in the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></a>, valued the company $848.1 million. As of February 1, 2012, Yahoo had <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:YHOO" target="_hplink">a market value of $19.5 billion</a>.

  • Groupon -- $700 Million In November 2011

    Groupon, the online coupon company, raised about $700 million in its IPO in November 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/04/groupon-ipo-biggest-since-google_n_1075374.html" target="_hplink">valuing the company at $12.8 billion</a>. As of February 1, 2012, <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:GRPN" target="_hplink">Groupon's market capital</a> was $13.57 billion.

  • eBay -- $63 Million in September 1998.

    The online auction site raised $63 million in its September 1998 initial public offering, <a href="http://money.cnn.com/1998/09/24/technology/ebay/" target="_hplink">CNN reports</a>, valuing the company at $1.88 billion. As of February 1, 2012, eBay <a href="http://www.google.com/finance?cid=662654" target="_hplink">had a market capitalization</a> of $41.68 billion.

  • Zynga - $1 Billion In December 2011

    The social gaming company behind <em>FarmVille</em> and <em>Mafia Wars</em> raised around $1 billion in its initial public offering in December, valuing the company <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/znga-ipo-nasdaq_n_1153518.html?ref=technology" target="_hplink">at about $7 billion</a>. As of February 1, 2012, Zynga <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=Zynga" target="_hplink">had a market capital</a> of 7.33 billion.

  • Pandora -- $235 million In June 2011

    Pandora, an internet radio company, raised about $235 million in its IPO in June 2011, valuing the company at $2.56 Billion, <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2011/06/14/pandora-ipo-prices-at-16-well-above-range/" target="_hplink">according to <em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>. As of February 1, 2012, Pandora Media Inc <a href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AP" target="_hplink">had a market capitalization of</a> $2.07 billion.

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