Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is one of 11 public companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Travelzoo to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Travelzoo and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $128.55 million $6.63 million 22.14
Travelzoo Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 13.45

Travelzoo’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Travelzoo. Travelzoo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Travelzoo has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Travelzoo’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Travelzoo and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Travelzoo Competitors 88 652 966 43 2.55

As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 18.25%. Given Travelzoo’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Travelzoo has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Travelzoo and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo 3.49% 11.59% 3.78%
Travelzoo Competitors -18.70% -60.07% -9.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.4% of Travelzoo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are held by institutional investors. 58.5% of Travelzoo shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Travelzoo beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Travelzoo

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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