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Travelzoo is a travel services business based in the US. Travelzoo shares (TZOO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Travelzoo employs 418 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$83 million.

How to buy shares in Travelzoo

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Travelzoo. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TZOO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Travelzoo reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$7.36, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Travelzoo, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Travelzoo. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Travelzoo's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Travelzoo's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$7.36, which is 33.39% down on its pre-crash value of USD$11.05 and 142.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.04.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Travelzoo shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$306.62 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$727.98.

Travelzoo share price

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Travelzoo shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$7.36
52-week rangeUSD$3.04 - USD$11.7362
50-day moving average USD$7.2231
200-day moving average USD$6.21
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.25
PE ratio 13.0857
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.35

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Is it a good time to buy Travelzoo stock?

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Travelzoo price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.36 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) -12.17%
1 month (2020-09-29) 12.54%
3 months (2020-07-29) 25.17%
6 months (2020-04-29) 25.38%
1 year (2019-10-29) -29.16%
2 years (2018-10-29) -0.94%
3 years (2017-10-27) 0.82%
5 years (2015-10-29) -18.04%

Is Travelzoo under- or over-valued?

Valuing Travelzoo stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Travelzoo's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Travelzoo's P/E ratio

Travelzoo's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Travelzoo shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Travelzoo's PEG ratio

Travelzoo's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9173. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Travelzoo's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Travelzoo's EBITDA

Travelzoo's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Travelzoo's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Travelzoo financials

Revenue TTM USD$83 million
Gross profit TTM USD$99.5 million
Return on assets TTM -8.81%
Return on equity TTM -153.85%
Profit margin -15.78%
Book value $0.195
Market capitalisation USD$85.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Travelzoo shares

There are currently 210,001 Travelzoo shares held short by investors – that's known as Travelzoo's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 202,835 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Travelzoo shares can be evaluated.

Travelzoo's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Travelzoo's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Travelzoo shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Travelzoo shares traded daily (recently around 113514.05405405). Travelzoo's SIR currently stands at 1.85. In other words for every 100,000 Travelzoo shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1850 shares are currently held short.

However Travelzoo's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Travelzoo shares, or, against the total number of tradable Travelzoo shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Travelzoo's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Travelzoo shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0309% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Travelzoo shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Travelzoo.

Find out more about how you can short Travelzoo stock.

Travelzoo share dividends

We're not expecting Travelzoo to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Travelzoo share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Travelzoo's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.04 up to $11.7362. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TZOO.US volatility(beta: 2.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Travelzoo's is 2.0568. This would suggest that Travelzoo's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Travelzoo overview

Travelzoo provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Its publications and products include Travelzoo Website; Travelzoo iPhone and Android apps; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service. The company also operates the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company; and Local Deals and Getaway listings, which allow its members to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, such as spas, hotels, and restaurants. It 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.

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