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July 6, 2014
20:26 EDTEXPEExpedia buys Australia's Wotif Group for A$703M
Expedia announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Wotif.com Holdings Limited, an Australian-based online travel company, for total cash consideration of A$703M or A$3.30 per share - a premium of approximately 30% to Wotif Group's volume weighted average share price for the five trading days leading up to and including July 4, equivalent to US$658M or $3.09 per share based on July 4 exchange rates. Wotif Group operates online travel brands in the Asia-Pacific region including, Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology. Wotif Group recorded A$593M in gross bookings and A$76M in revenue, in addition to generating 3.2M room nights, during the six months ended December 31, 2013. Its multi-product portfolio focuses primarily on hotel and air, offering consumers more than 29,000 bookable properties in destinations around the world. The completion of the acquisition is subject to approval by the shareholders of Wotif.com Holdings Limited and other customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals. Subject to receipt of such approvals, the transaction is expected to close during Q414.
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August 25, 2014
08:44 EDTEXPEExpedia Q3 trends encouraging, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital believes that Q3 U.S. trends indicate that Expedia (EXPE) continues to generate healthy growth. The firm thinks that the company's room night growth and domestic ticket volume growth have accelerated slightly from June levels. FBR expects Expedia to benefit from a change in TripAdvisor's (TRIP) meta path. It keeps an Outperform rating on Expedia.
August 22, 2014
08:38 EDTEXPETripAdvisor cut metasearch inventory in half, says FBR Capital
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