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

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Travelzoo and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Travelzoo Competitors 89 652 968 43 2.55

As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 17.15%. Given Travelzoo’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Travelzoo has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.4% of Travelzoo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 58.5% of Travelzoo shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Travelzoo and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $128.55 million $6.63 million 22.32
Travelzoo Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 13.38

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.

Profitability

This table compares Travelzoo and its competitors’ 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%

Summary

Travelzoo beats its competitors 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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