Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is one of 11 publicly-traded companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Travelzoo to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Travelzoo has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Travelzoo’s competitors have a beta of 1.19, suggesting that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Travelzoo and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Travelzoo’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Travelzoo. Travelzoo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Travelzoo and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.4% of Travelzoo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 58.5% of Travelzoo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Travelzoo and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
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As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 15.16%. Given Travelzoo’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Travelzoo has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Travelzoo beats its competitors on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
Travelzoo, formerly Travelzoo Inc., is a media commerce company. The Company informs over 28 million members in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, as well as various Website users, about the travel and entertainment deals available from a range of companies. The Company operates through three segments: Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific segment consists of the Company’s operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The Europe segment consists of the Company’s operations in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. The North America segment consists of Travelzoo’s operations in Canada and the United States. Its publications and products include the Travelzoo Websites, the Travelzoo Top 20 e-mail newsletter, the Newsflash e-mail alert service, the SuperSearch pay-per-click travel search tool, and the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by Travelzoo.
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