Contrasting of Travelzoo (TZOO) and Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG)

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) have been rivals in the Internet Information Providers for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo 111.26M 2.23 5.28M 0.38 34.59
Phoenix New Media Limited N/A 0.00 N/A -0.03 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Travelzoo and Phoenix New Media Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 represents Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo 4.75% 19.8% 6.9%
Phoenix New Media Limited 0.00% -0.5% -0.4%

Risk & Volatility

Travelzoo has a 1.19 beta, while its volatility is 19.00%, thus making it more volatile than S&P 500. Phoenix New Media Limited’s 150.00% more volatile than S&P 500 which is a result of the 2.5 beta.


1.3 and 1.3 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Travelzoo. Its rival Phoenix New Media Limited’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2.2 and 2.2 respectively. Phoenix New Media Limited has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Travelzoo.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 31.8% of Travelzoo shares and 32.6% of Phoenix New Media Limited shares. Travelzoo’s share held by insiders are 0.1%. On the other hand, insiders held about 24.73% of Phoenix New Media Limited’s shares.


In this table we show 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)
Travelzoo 2.6% 6.02% 42.98% 4.74% 110.32% 32.66%
Phoenix New Media Limited 1.26% 21.16% 31.42% -2.04% -3.99% 50.31%

For the past year Travelzoo has weaker performance than Phoenix New Media Limited


Travelzoo beats on 8 of the 10 factors Phoenix New Media Limited.

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.

Phoenix New Media Limited provides content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile, and TV channels in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. It offers content and services through three channels, including channel, television channel, and mobile channel, as well as transmits content to TV viewers, primarily through Phoenix TV. The company, through its Website,, provides approximately 40 Interest-based verticals, such as news, finance, automobiles, entertainment, fashion, military affairs, live broadcasting, we-media, sports, history, video, and PC digital reading; offers interactive services, including comments posting and user surveys; and operates third-party developed Web-based games on its game platform, Its video channel services comprise vertical that offers free online video on demand, live Phoenix TV broadcasts, subscription online video services, and pay-per-view online video services, as well as sublicenses video content to third parties. The companyÂ’s mobile channel consists of mobile Website; and mobile value added services, including mobile video services, mobile newspaper service, digital books service, and mobile games services, as well as wireless value-added services comprising SMS-based, music, IVR-based, MMS-based, and animation services. Its mobile channel also includes mobile applications for various mobile devices, such as ifeng News that offers news in the form of text, image, and video; ifeng Video, which provides video news and other video content. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Beijing, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. Phoenix New Media Limited is a subsidiary of Phoenix Satellite Television (B.V.I) Holding Limited.

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