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February 5, 2013
12:44 EDTEXPEEarnings Preview: Analysts expect Expedia to have strong Q4 results
Expedia (EXPE) is expected to report Q4 earnings after the market close on Tuesday, February 5 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Expedia is an Internet-based travel website that offers airplane, hotel and car reservations, and other vacation and business travel services... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 65c on revenue of $930.69M. The consensus range is 56c-77c for EPS, and $891.98M-$985.45M for revenue, according to First Call... LAST QUARTER: Expedia reported Q3 EPS $1.32 against estimates of $1.26 on revenue of $1.2B against estimates of $1.17B. Room nights grew 27% year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA increased 6% year-over-year... STREET RESEARCH AND NEWS: Following Expedia's Q3 results, the company was upgraded at Raymond James, Benchman Co. and Lazard Capital. The analyst firms cited strong numbers from Q3 international bookings, higher than expected gross bookings and market share gains. Ahead of Q4 earnings, Cantor said it expects Expedia to report solid Q4 numbers considering hotel trends remained relatively unchanged and there was a limited hit from Hurricane Sandy in Q4. Cantor added that the company's paid clicks grew at a strong pace in the fall and should add to solid Q4 results... PRICE ACTION: Expedia shares have gained almost 30% since the first day of trading following the company's Q3 report. In Tuesday midday trading ahead of its Q4 report, Expedia shares are trading up almost 2%.
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January 23, 2015
09:03 EDTEXPEExpedia and Sabre announce Expedia's acquisition of Travelocity
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07:21 EDTEXPEDeutsche cautious on travel stocks into Q4 results
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January 20, 2015
14:09 EDTEXPEOrbitz jumps after Bloomberg says company may be exploring sale
Shares of online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) are jumping after Bloomberg reported that the company is exploring the possibility of selling itself. In a note to investors on January 7, research firm FBR Capital wrote that the company could be acquired for over $10 per share, WHAT'S NEW: Orbitz is exploring a potential sale and private equity firms have expressed interest in acquiring the online travel agency, Bloomberg reported today. ANALYST VIEW: On January 7, research firm FBR Capital estimated that Orbitz could be acquired for $10.27 per share. The firm noted that a trade publication, Tnooz.com, had reported that Orbitz could be considering selling itself. Expedia (EXPE) and Priceline (PCLN) could each pay a premium of 30%-plus for Orbitz and still see their profits rise from the acquisition, FBR added. It kept a $9 price target and Outperform rating on Orbitz. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Orbitz climbed 69c, or 7.5%, to $9.85.
13:51 EDTEXPEOrbitz draws private equity interest as sale explored, Bloomberg says
Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and "other Internet companies," according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Shares of Orbitz are up over 10% after the report, while several other names in the online travel space, such as Priceline (PCLN), Expedia (EXPE), and TripAdvisor (TRIP) are also moving. Reference Link
13:43 EDTEXPEExpedia, TripAdvisor tick higher after report on Orbitz sale exploration
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January 16, 2015
08:44 EDTEXPEExpedia may have to pay $180M for Travelocity, says FBR Capital
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07:21 EDTEXPESabre sale of Travelocity to Expedia would be win for both, says Oppenheimer
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