Reviewing Travelzoo (TZOO) & CSRA (CSRA)

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.4% of Travelzoo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.3% of CSRA shares are held by institutional investors. 61.9% of Travelzoo shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of CSRA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Travelzoo and CSRA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A
CSRA 0 8 1 0 2.11

CSRA has a consensus target price of $38.39, indicating a potential downside of 6.88%. Given CSRA’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CSRA is more favorable than Travelzoo.

Risk & Volatility

Travelzoo has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSRA has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Travelzoo and CSRA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $106.52 million 1.24 $3.53 million N/A N/A
CSRA $4.99 billion 1.35 $304.00 million $1.91 21.59

CSRA has higher revenue and earnings than Travelzoo.

Profitability

This table compares Travelzoo and CSRA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo 2.78% 17.31% 5.68%
CSRA 7.46% 68.98% 6.50%

Dividends

CSRA pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Travelzoo does not pay a dividend. CSRA pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CSRA beats Travelzoo on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Travelzoo Company Profile

Travelzoo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. The company's publications and products include Travelzoo Websites; Travelzoo iPhone and Android applications; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service. It also operates the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company; and Local Deals and Getaway services, which allow its subscribers to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, including spas, hotels, and restaurants through the Travelzoo Website. The company serves airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacations packagers, tour operators, destinations, car rental companies, travel agents, theater and performing arts groups, restaurants, spas, and activity companies. Travelzoo Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

CSRA Company Profile

CSRA Inc. is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies. The Civil segment provides services to various federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (the DHS), Department of Health and Human services, and other federal civil agencies, as well as various state and local government agencies. It supplies civil government agencies with mission information systems and associated technical support services. It provides its customers with technical services across service areas, including Digital Services, Enterprise Business Services, Digital Platforms, Cyber, Data Science, and Professional and Citizen Services. It has conducted operations in over 130 locations.

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