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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Travelzoo and Orbitz Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Orbitz Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Travelzoo and Orbitz Worldwide’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $106.52 million 0.72 $3.53 million $0.26 23.77
Orbitz Worldwide N/A N/A N/A ($0.08) -149.00

Travelzoo has higher revenue and earnings than Orbitz Worldwide. Orbitz Worldwide is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Travelzoo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo 3.31% 7.07% 2.28%
Orbitz Worldwide -1.77% -31.85% -1.30%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.2% of Travelzoo shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.5% of Travelzoo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Travelzoo beats Orbitz Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Travelzoo Company Profile

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.

Orbitz Worldwide Company Profile

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. is an online travel company. The Company offers leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book travel products and services, including hotels, flights, vacation packages, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance, destination services and event tickets. The Company’s brand portfolio includes Orbitz and CheapTickets in the United States, ebookers in Europe and HotelClub and RatesToGo (collectively HotelClub) in Asia Pacific region. offers travel products and services, and mobile applications and solutions for its hotel transactions. CheapTickets is an online travel company. ebookers is a pan-European online travel agency. HotelClub is a hotel booking Website offering members a selection of hotel properties across more than 170 countries. It also owns and operates Orbitz for Business (OFB), a corporate travel management company, and the Orbitz Partner Network (OPN), which delivers private label travel solutions to a range of partners.

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