Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) Contrasting side by side

As Internet Information Providers businesses, Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baidu Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A 11.72 13.73
Travelzoo 111.26M 2.23 5.28M 0.38 34.59

Table 1 highlights Baidu Inc. and Travelzoo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. The business that is presently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Baidu Inc. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Travelzoo, indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 shows Baidu Inc. and Travelzoo’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baidu Inc. 0.00% 18.4% 9.3%
Travelzoo 4.75% 19.8% 6.9%

Risk & Volatility

Baidu Inc. has a beta of 1.47 and its 47.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Travelzoo is 19.00% more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.19 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Baidu Inc. are 2.7 and 2.7. Competitively, Travelzoo has 1.3 and 1.3 for Current and Quick Ratio. Baidu Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Travelzoo.

Analyst Ratings

The table delivered features the ratings and recommendations for Baidu Inc. and Travelzoo.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baidu Inc. 0 2 5 2.71
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0.00

Baidu Inc.’s upside potential is 35.26% at a $206.13 average price target.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 83.2% of Baidu Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 31.8% of Travelzoo are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% are Baidu Inc.’s share held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.1% of Travelzoo shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Baidu Inc. -2.47% -6.78% -14.6% -28.76% -35.57% 1.46%
Travelzoo 2.6% 6.02% 42.98% 4.74% 110.32% 32.66%

For the past year Baidu Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Travelzoo.


Travelzoo beats Baidu Inc. on 8 of the 12 factors.

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services in China and internationally. It operates through three segments: Search Services, Transaction Services, and IQiyi. It offers Chinese language search platform on its Website that enables users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, documents, and multimedia files through links provided on its Website; and transaction platform, including to connect online and offline services provided by third-parties. The company also provides transaction services, such as Baidu Nuomi, Baidu Deliveries, Baidu Mobile Game, Baidu Wallet, Baidu Maps, and others; and iQiyi, an online video platform with a content library that includes licensed movies, television series, cartoons, shows, and other programs. In addition, it offers auction-based pay-for-performance services; online marketing services based on search queries, contextuals, audience attributes, media and placement attributes, and other forms; and consultative services. The company serves online marketing customers, including SMEs, large domestic companies, and Chinese divisions and subsidiaries of multinational companies operating in the retail and ecommerce, local services, medical and healthcare, network service, financial services, education, online games, transportation, construction, business services, and decoration industries. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

Travelzoo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. The companyÂ’s publications and products include Travelzoo Websites, such as,,,,,,,,,,, and others; Travelzoo iPhone and Android applications; Travelzoo Top 20 e-mail newsletter; and Newsflash, e-mail alert services. It also operates SuperSearch, a pay-per-click travel search tool; the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company;, a travel search engine that enables users to find the prices on flights from various airlines and online travel agencies; and Local Deals and Getaway services, which allow its subscribers to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, including spas, hotels, and restaurants through the Travelzoo Website. The company 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. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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