Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) versus Salon Media Group (NASDAQ:SLNM) Head to Head Contrast

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and Salon Media Group (OTCMKTS:SLNM) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Travelzoo has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Salon Media Group has a beta of -0.1, suggesting that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.4% of Travelzoo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Salon Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. 55.6% of Travelzoo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 52.6% of Salon Media Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Travelzoo and Salon Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo -16.47% -76.53% -11.53%
Salon Media Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Travelzoo and Salon Media Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $111.41 million 0.62 $4.16 million $0.34 18.03
Salon Media Group N/A N/A -$2.67 million N/A N/A

Travelzoo has higher revenue and earnings than Salon Media Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Travelzoo and Salon Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 1 0 3.00
Salon Media Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Travelzoo presently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.35%. Given Travelzoo’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Travelzoo is more favorable than Salon Media Group.

Summary

Travelzoo beats Salon Media Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Travelzoo

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.

About Salon Media Group

Salon Media Group, Inc., an Internet media company, operates an online news Website in the United States. It produces a content Website with various subject-specific sections. The company's Salon.com Website features various voices and perspectives; and covers a range of topics, including news, politics, race, religion, arts and culture, entertainment, sustainability, innovation, technology, and business. It also hosts dynamic content, such as video, slideshows, and images. Salon Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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