TRVG - trivago N.V.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
4.0600
-0.0500 (-1.22%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close4.1100
Open4.1500
Bid4.0400 x 1400
Ask4.1900 x 4000
Day's Range4.0500 - 4.1650
52 Week Range3.4100 - 7.5400
Volume384,155
Avg. Volume429,365
Market Cap1.428B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.79
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.1400
Earnings DateJul 24, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est5.09
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  • GlobeNewswire10 days ago

    trivago N.V.'s Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release Scheduled for July 24, 2019

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY - July 10, 2019 - trivago N.V. (TRVG) announced today that it will release its financial results for the second quarter for the period ended June 30, 2019 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. On the same day, trivago N.V.'s management will conduct a webcast beginning at 2:00 PM CEST / 8:00 AM EDT.

  • GlobeNewswire11 days ago

    trivago Welcomes James Carter as Head of Hotel Search

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – July 09 2019 - trivago N.V. (TRVG) a leading global hotel search platform, announced that James Carter has joined the company as its Chief Product and Technology Officer.  In this new role, Carter joins the trivago leadership team as the head of hotel search. Carter, with 14 years of experience in the travel tech industry, was most recently an Engineering Director at Google working on its Hotel Ads product. “We are excited to welcome someone of James’ caliber to the team,” said Rolf Schroemgens, Managing Director and CEO, trivago.

  • Travel unicorn lands $250 million in funding
    MarketWatch23 days ago

    Travel unicorn lands $250 million in funding

    Corporate business-travel platform TripActions just announced $250 million in Series D funding from venture firms Andreessen Horowitz, Zeev Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Group 11, burnishing its unicorn status and lifting its valuation to $4 billion. What’s most important, it’s in a market segment out of the reach of the tentacles of Google Trips.

  • Barrons.com2 months ago

    Google’s Travel Ambitions Could Mean a Bad Trip For Trivago and TripAdvisor

    Google’s move this month to combine its travel-related products—including the Google Trips mobile app, Google Flights, and Google hotels search—into one landing page called Trips is a “troublesome development” for those in the online travel business, according to Wedbush Securities. Analyst James Hardiman predicts especially choppy waters for (TRVG) (ticker: TRVG). Hardiman sliced his price target on Trivago to $3.60 from $4.90 while maintaining a Neutral rating.

  • GlobeNewswire2 months ago

    trivago N.V. announces annual general meeting of shareholders

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY - May 15, 2019 - trivago N.V. (TRVG) announced today that its annual general meeting of shareholders will be held on June 28, 2019 at the offices of NautaDutilh N.V., Beethovenstraat 400, 1082 PR Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The convening notice and explanatory notes for the general meeting are available free of charge in the Investor Relations section of trivago N.V.'s corporate website at ir.trivago.com.

  • 3 Beaten-Down Travel Stocks to Buy Now
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    3 Beaten-Down Travel Stocks to Buy Now

    Despite the fact that long-term trends in the massive travel market shifting online have not changed, travel stocks have not participated in the rally this year. The industry's fundamentals are intact, but even the tech companies have underperformed indices.Global wealth continues to increase. Baby boomers continue to travel abroad and select countries like Japan are seeing a huge surge in tourism. Phocuswright Research estimates for 2019 include alternative accommodations and tours and activities reaching $1.7 trillion, so the global travel market opportunity is growing. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever Bookings shifting online is a secular trend that's here to stay, and ad dollars will follow, boosting profits for these three travel stocks to buy.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Tripadvisor (TRIP)Source: Shutterstock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) had an earnings beat but saw a 1% revenue decline. Shares have sold off dramatically, and TRIP stock is down almost 20% in the last few months.A closer look at the financials shows that this selloff is overdone. At worst, the first quarter was an investment period for the Company. While revenue took a slight hit, total adjusted EBITDA grew 11% and the margin increased by 3% year-over-year. And TRIP is still on track to deliver full-year double-digit consolidated adjusted EBITDA growth. Cash flow from operating activities was up 5% as well.It's important to remember that TRIP still has a very influential platform with 490 million average monthly unique visitors. It's not an easily replicated asset. So while TRIP hasn't quite figured out how to monetize in the most efficient way, they aren't going anywhere.The flywheel is at play, and there is simply lots of potential for the stock to bounce back. TripAdvisor's vast community drives content (free), which drives traffic, which drives travel partners and ad revenue.TRIP is more focused than ever on making product improvements. This will pay dividends down the line. In particular, the Experiences and Restaurants businesses should help drive more traffic and create an even more engaged customer base. Booking Holdings (BKNG)Source: Shutterstock Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BKNG), the undisputed leader in online travel and owner of major online travel brands like Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline.com, agoda.com and Rentalcars.com, got rocked after a slight miss in the first quarter. The market pulled shares down high single digits, bringing three-month performance into negative territory. This is just one example of a leading travel technology company that has been oversold given that the full-year targets are still achievable.BKNG is making a big push on markets outside of the U.S. and Canada, which may hurt near-term profits as expenses will be elevated to accomplish the task. Their efforts have resulted in 200,000 new hotel properties over the past year. Management has pleased investors with the underlying metrics and repeat customers and conversion.The company has also been investing heavily on the tech infrastructure side, which includes solidifying its presence in the cloud. This is significant because it allows BKNG to deploy code significantly faster, to allow them to do more things on the marketing front in terms of optimization. In short, these AI-oriented investments will pay off across a multi-year period. * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% With BKNG, it behooves investors to buy the leader. With six major travel and experience brands under its umbrella, this is a strong buy on the current pullback. Trivago (TRVG)Source: Shutterstock Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG), like TRIP, has had a tough year, down over 20% over the past three months.While total revenue had a double-digit quarterly decline, net income swung positive year-over-year. Many were concerned about the ballooning in advertising and related expenditures, but the numbers show that TRVG is becoming more efficient. Any company that is able to improve its bottom line in a dramatic fashion after a big hit to the top line is worth a look.By recalibrating its Advertising Spend and improving the quality of the traffic referred to advertisers, Trivago was able to turn the business from the largest loss in its history to its most profitable first quarter. So despite what seemed like a stumble due to the revenue decline, Trivago is actually starting the year off on track.A lot of operational improvements are underway as well, and the first quarter profit improvement is a clear positive sign that Trivago is reaching a stabilized base. The next step will be for Trivago to deliver profitable growth. As product optimization leads to higher engagement and retention, TRVG stock will regain some confidence and improve instep.As of this writing, Luce Emerson did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 10 Stocks That Could Squeeze Short Sellers, Including CGC * 5 Tech Stocks Getting Crushed Compare Brokers The post 3 Beaten-Down Travel Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Why Trivago Stock Rose 11% in April
    Motley Fool2 months ago

    Why Trivago Stock Rose 11% in April

    Shares of the hotel-booking platform jumped when the stock got an analyst upgrade.

  • Benzinga3 months ago

    Trivago Analysts Unfazed By Q1 Sales Dip

    Hotel search platform company Trivago NV - ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG ) reported mixed  first-quarter results , but two analysts are sticking with a bullish stance. Mizuho: Challenges Ahead Trivago's first-quarter ...

  • Why Trivago Stock Was Falling Today
    Motley Fool3 months ago

    Why Trivago Stock Was Falling Today

    Shares of the hotel-booking specialist got hammered after revenue tumbled in its first-quarter earnings report.

  • Trivago Keeps Sacrificing Sales for Profit
    Motley Fool3 months ago

    Trivago Keeps Sacrificing Sales for Profit

    The internet travel website's strategy has played out well for its bottom line.

  • GlobeNewswire3 months ago

    trivago starts strong in 2019, with double digit increase in profitability

    In the first quarter of 2019, we continued on our path of optimizing and recalibrating our Advertising Spend and improving the quality of the traffic we referred to our advertisers, leading to the third consecutive quarter of positive net income. The reduction in Advertising Spend also resulted in a decline in Referral Revenue and Qualified Referrals as compared to the same period in 2018. Consolidated ROAS significantly improved to 136.6% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 107.8% in the same period in 2018.

  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About trivago N.V. (TRVG)?
    Insider Monkey3 months ago

    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About trivago N.V. (TRVG)?

    Investing in small cap stocks has historically been a way to outperform the market, as small cap companies typically grow faster on average than the blue chips. That outperformance comes with a price, however, as there are occasional periods of higher volatility. The fourth quarter of 2018 is one of those periods, as the Russell […]

  • Benzinga3 months ago

    A Preview Of Trivago's Q1 Earnings

    On Wednesday, May 1, trivago N.V. - American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ: TRVG ) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's preview of the company's release. Earnings and Revenue Sell-side ...

  • Why trivago Stock Popped 11% This Morning
    Motley Fool3 months ago

    Why trivago Stock Popped 11% This Morning

    What might happen to profits, if trivago cut its advertising budget a bit?

  • Benzinga3 months ago

    Guggenheim: If You Like TripAdvisor, You Might Also Like Trivago

    The bullish case for global hotel search platform Trivago NV - ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG ) is based on its parroting of recent successful strategic undertaken by rival online travel platform Tripadvisor Inc  (NASDAQ: ...

  • 3 Surprising Stocks Hitting New Lows Last Week
    Motley Fool3 months ago

    3 Surprising Stocks Hitting New Lows Last Week

    Sohu, Trivago, and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers hit fresh 52-week lows last week.

  • GlobeNewswire3 months ago

    trivago N.V.'s First Quarter 2019 Earnings Release Scheduled for May 1, 2019

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY - April 17, 2019 - trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter for the period ended March.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Glu Mobile, Digital Turbine, Trivago, Radiant Logistics and Telenav
    Zacks4 months ago

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Glu Mobile, Digital Turbine, Trivago, Radiant Logistics and Telenav

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Glu Mobile, Digital Turbine, Trivago, Radiant Logistics and Telenav

  • Why Trivago Stock Lost 13% Last Month
    Motley Fool4 months ago

    Why Trivago Stock Lost 13% Last Month

    Shares of the hotel-booking specialist fell after it reported another quarterly drop in revenue and was hit by macroeconomic concerns.

  • 5 of the Best Stocks Under $10 for 2019
    Zacks4 months ago

    5 of the Best Stocks Under $10 for 2019

    Today we've highlighted five stocks that are currently trading for under $10 per share. All of these stocks currently sport a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy) or better, and the selected companies are showing signs of outpacing the market throughout 2019.

  • 4 Low-Priced Stocks Under $10 for 2019
    InvestorPlace4 months ago

    4 Low-Priced Stocks Under $10 for 2019

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in Dec 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]As Warren Buffett likes to say, "price is what you pay, value is what you get." It's the reason why a $300-per-share stock can be cheap, while a $3 one can be expensive. With that said, there's something about low-priced stocks that captivates investors' imaginations. After all, there's nothing like being able to buy a ton of shares for dirt cheap and having them take off. And there is some method to this madness.For example, the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund (MUTF:FLPSX) has managed to return nearly 15% annually over the last 10 years. That return has managed to beat both the small-cap-focused Russell 2000 and Russell Midcap Index over that time. Low-priced stocks can be a big source of additional alpha and returns.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe key is that many low-priced stocks are cheap for a reason. Finding the ones that have the potential for greatness or overcoming their issues is vital. They are a gamble, but the payoff can be big for portfolios. The idea is to keep your bets small and broad. * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News For investors looking to put some risk capital to work, here are five low-priced stocks that have great potential in the new year. Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc (DOVA)Closing Share Price on Mar. 5: $7.75Over the summer, Dova Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DOVA) was riding high. The biotech firm had scored an approval for their drug Doptelet. The drug is used to treat thrombocytopenia -- which is a low-blood-platelet disorder. With that disease, patients find it hard to form blood clots and suffer major bleeding from even a small injury. The drug has plenty of blockbuster potential. Unfortunately, that potential hasn't lived up to expectations.Management then cut sales guidance for the drug down to just $2.4 million. That's about half of what Wall Street was looking for. At the same time, several key executives left the company. Naturally, investors are spooked and shares have nose-dived, dropping from a recent high of nearly $32 per share in June down to under $8.But that could be a great buying opportunity for this low-priced stock.For one thing, the potential for Doptelet is there. DOVA is looking to fast-track Doptelet for other indications of thrombocytopenia. That will expand the usage of the drug and bring in more revenues. Secondly, Dova has replaced many of its outgoing managers with executives from winning biotechs like United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) and Vertex (NASDAQ:VRTX).With that, analysts still have price targets in the $20 to $30 range on this low-priced stock. Trivago (TRVG)Closing Share Price on Dec. 19: $5.24Internet travel websites are known for their profitability, as their margins remain crazy high. However, for hotel booking site Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) that hasn't been the case over the last year or so. TRVG has spent much of the last few quarters disappointing investors and has lost money. That's sent shares tumbling and below $6 per share.However, TRVG may be a bargain among low-priced stocks.For one thing, the bleeding seems to have stopped. While revenues continue to drop, profits have come back to the travel site. Trivago managed to post net income of 11.7 million euros last quarter.And other things have gotten better for TRVG as well. It expects its adjusted EBITDA this year to come in ar e0 million euros to 75 million euros, and it predicts that its revenue will increase in the second half of the year versus the same period in 2018. * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News When it comes to low-priced stocks, Trivago's turnaround is one to bet on. Barclays PLC ADR (BCS)Closing Share Price on Dec. 19: $8.69One of the biggest shadows on the entire market happens to be the dreaded Brexit. Naturally, the U.K.'s exit from the European Union hasn't gone smoothly. Heck, at this point, an exit might not happen even at all. Because of that, it has thrown plenty of uncertainty over stocks in the United Kingdom. This includes U.K. banking giant Barclays PLC ADR (NYSE:BCS).BCS never fully recovered from the financial crisis, and the latest Brexit woes have put a hurt on its share price, which currently rests below $9 per share. But that low price does offer some bang for the buck.For one thing, Barclays is dirt cheap and can be had for a price to book ratio of less than 0.5.. At the same time, BCS is continuing to court more international high-net-worth investors from the Middle East. Additionally, recent moves into fintech have improved its margins.All of this is starting to pay-off. In 2018, the bank's EPS came in at £21.9 and Barclays Group had total net income before tax of £3.5 billion, while Barclays International's total net income before tax was £3.8 billion. * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News Vereit (VER)Closing Share Price on Dec. 19: $8.05Sometimes low-priced stocks are being punished for things that happened years earlier. Case in point, real estate investment trust Vereit (NYSE: VER). VER's issues started back in 2016 when it was called American Realty Capital Properties. American Realty was created by combining several non-traded REITs, and it quickly became one of the largest single-property REITs in the country. At its peak, it held more than 4,600 different properties. Unfortunately, executives at the firm weren't so great and it turned out that they used all sorts of questionable accounting tricks.Naturally, shares of VER sank like a stone when the news came out. Several lawsuits, jail time, a dividend cut and a name change bring us to Vereit. And that's actually a good thing.The new management at the firm has worked to reduce and prune its portfolio of underperforming and "flat" leased properties. Debt reduction and bolstering its balance sheet have also been a priority. These efforts have helped and VER finally started to turn the corner. Cash flows continue to be robust and the firm is able to pay its juicy 7%-plus yield.The problem remains the overhang of lawsuits from shareholders. But with many shareholders already settling, VER is getting closer to being 100% free from its past. With the end in sight, the real estate firm could be one of the most sure things when it comes to low-priced stocks.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not have a position in any of the stocks listed, but was considering initiating a position in DOVA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Lose You Money * 7 Cheap Stocks Under $5 That Could Soar * 7 Stocks Under $10 You Shouldn't Buy Compare Brokers The post 4 Low-Priced Stocks Under $10 for 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Expedia Has the Same Problem Booking.com Does
    InvestorPlace5 months ago

    Expedia Has the Same Problem Booking.com Does

    In the internet era, middlemen companies like Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) are increasingly in trouble as more and more companies are able to bypass them and reach customers directly. Earlier this week, yours truly detailed the growing problem as it applies to online travel agent Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG). The problem won't impact owners of EXPE stock quite as much since it's also the majority owner of Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG), a venue that has placed itself between the middlemen and would-be travelers.Source: Daniel X. O'Neil via Flickr In other words, Expedia has its frontline presence that rival Booking.com doesn't have. Don't think for a minute Expedia isn't facing its own inherent problems of being a middleman, however, as consumers and companies are increasingly capable of working directly with one another and circumventing online price-raising travel agents. * 7 Consumer Staples ETFs to Buy Now Expedia Group is just running into that headwind from a different direction.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Pushback Against ExpediaThe tension has been palpable for months, but came to a head in early February. United Continental's (NASDAQ:UAL) United Airlines was reportedly considering removing its airfare data from Expedia's websites due to a dispute between the two parties. If the two companies can't come to a resolution by the time the currently contract ends on September 30th, as of October 1st, United Airlines flights will not be bookable through Expedia.The crux of the argument was the amount of money United pays Expedia.It's only a microcosm of the growing degree of pushback Expedia has been facing for a while now, however, as hotels, airlines and car rental companies are increasingly unclear as to the value Expedia and other sites like it bring to the table.Case in point: In mid-2017, Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H), tired of paying between 15% and 25% of their room revenue to online travel agents, made a similar threatHyatt and Expedia were able to reach terms both sides could live with a few months later. Though details of that deal were not disclosed, presumably, Hyatt's net costs for access to Expedia's customers were lowered. Even so, the fact that Hyatt Hotels continues to tweak its 'World of Hyatt' loyalty program suggests it's still ultimately looking to circumvent travel agents by becoming its own agent of sorts. Equilibrium?It's possible none of the involved parties new what to make of the rise of online travel booking, and as a result too much control was ceded to the middlemen -- and away from hotels, airlines, rental companies and other travel services.The industry may have since found the right balance that proves equitable to all involved. In Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom's words offered up a year ago, "maybe we've hit a new equilibrium." This suggested online travel agents and the companies they represent had finally figured out what's fair in terms of pricing.If the current impasse with United Airlines is any indication, Okerstrom spoke too soon.In the meantime, the deeper focus on smaller and independent hotel groups that have less pricing and marketing power has already been met with some resistance. Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith is one such operator, lamenting late last year that Booking.com was "exploiting and extorting" hotel and motel owners. Fellow motel owners Mark Henderson pulled no punches when he said "They're ripping us off."As travel industry research outfit Skift's senior analyst Rebecca Stone noted a year ago "…we question the sustainability of [fronting for more independent hotels] long term. Direct booking campaigns and an increasingly competitive distribution landscape continue to push commission rates down for everyone, and the major chains are enticing independents with soft brands and the benefits of global distribution and loyalty programs."It's all a collective existential threat, even if not an immediate threat, to Expedia and the value of EXPE stock. Though it once served a clear purpose by fulfilling a role others couldn't, Expedia's role as a travel agent has become at least somewhat obsolete. Bottom Line for EXPE StockAs was the case for Booking Holdings shareholders, owners of EXPE stock won't likely see this headwind take a specific, measurable toll in any given quarter. It's a slow-burn kind of headache that creates a dull pain which never truly gets diagnosed and never really goes away.Nevertheless, it's still there, and still a reason for concern. As time passes, hotels of all sizes -- major chains and tiny operators -- will figure out ways to eliminate middlemen that don't provide cost-effective marketing. Ditto for airlines. * 7 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the 2019 Rebound Bottom line? Like Booking.com, Expedia must start demonstrating clear value to its customers. Not even its majority ownership in Trivago can provide cover forever since, when the middlemen fail, a middlemen aggregator will fail as well.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Big Data Stocks That Deserve a Closer Look * 7 Best Energy Funds to Outperform the Market * 5 Blue-Chip Stocks Ready to Rise Compare Brokers The post Expedia Has the Same Problem Booking.com Does appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • The Changing Online Reservation Landscape Only Hurts Booking Stock
    InvestorPlace5 months ago

    The Changing Online Reservation Landscape Only Hurts Booking Stock

    Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) dished out current-quarter profit guidance that sent Booking stock lower to the tune of 11% on Thursday, but the sellers weren't interested in following through on Friday. Perhaps the longer-term uptrend can now resume in earnest. Or, maybe it won't.Source: Shutterstock The basic bullish argument still holds water. While softness in the European travel market is driving a growth-slowdown, nothing lasts forever. Demand for travel accommodations is cyclical, and sensitive to headlines. Brexit drama and a tariff war have given would-be travelers everywhere plenty to worry about.There's a much bigger but mostly unseen trend in place, however, that fans and followers of Booking Holdings stock would be wise to note.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Top-Rated Stocks to Buy for March Booking.com Earnings, OutlookResults for the recently-completed fourth quarter were more than good enough. Revenue of $3.21 billion was right in line with estimates, up 16% year-over-year, while income of $22.49 per share was not only 33% better than the year-ago figure, but handily topped estimates of $19.39 per share of Booking stock.The profit outlook for the current quarter, however, raised more than a few red flags. The company is calling for earnings of between $9.90 and $10.20 per share, versus Wall Street's estimate of $11.76. Europe was cited as the key headwind.There's a bigger hurdle ahead, however, and Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel even pointed to it during the earnings conference call. It's ComplicatedFogel explained the company is, "excited about the investments we are making in 2019 as we position the company for long-term growth," mostly referencing ramped-up spending on branding and customer acquisition.It may be easier said than done, however.The average consumer, or even the frequent traveler, may not readily recognize the difference between Booking Holdings and its rival Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE), or for that matter, Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG). They're all middlemen of some sort, connecting travelers with service providers.There's a difference though. While Booking Holdings may compete head-to-head with Expedia, Booking.com actually relies on Trivago to send it we traffic that ultimately drives revenue. During the final quarter of 2018, roughly one-third of Trivago's revenue came from Booking.com. Expedia owns two-thirds of Trivago.Those blurred lines of ownership are only a microcosm of the online travel booking industry's fuzziness, resulting from growing questions about the true value of middlemen, and ultimately aimed at direct-to-consumer efforts that circumvent the platforms that connect hotels and airlines with paying customers.Case in point? Hotels chains like Hilton Hotels (NYSE:HLT) and Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) are increasingly looking to grow their business with homegrown loyalty programs that directly connects the company with consumers. A recent report from Kalibri confirmed that approach was working.CEO of hotel management advisor CHMWarnick Chad Crandell said of the Kalibri report, "Ownership is looking for the cost of guest acquisition," tacitly suggesting advertisers may be rethinking how they can best utilize their promotional budgets.Another challenger: Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) continues to muddy the travel arrangement waters, showing ads for online travel agents while simultaneously competing with them. Alphabet says it isn't, but others aren't so sure. Bottom Line for Booking StockIn that light, at least one of Booking.com's latest promotion efforts makes sense. The company will be sending postcards to prospects possibly interested in non-hotel types of accommodations, offering discounts for going directly to the company's booking site. The approach will, theoretically, lead travelers right past potential competitors.Any initiative that gets a consumer online, though, could still easily divert that prospective traveler to another booking venue.In the meantime, Trivago and its rivals like Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) continue alienate its customers like Booking Holdings. In September of last year, Trivago began testing the impact of a slight pause before redirecting an individual to a Booking.com web page. The delay, Trivago hopes, will ultimately keep customers coming back to the Trivago site.It also means interested travelers are less likely to make their way to Booking.com. Trivago is doing it because it can.And there's the rub, for Booking Holdings as well as owners of Booking stock. Companies and consumers are now able to leverage the power of the internet, largely bypassing what Booking.com brings to the table.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Retail Stocks Ready to Break Out * 7 Strong Buy Stocks the Street Loves * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever Compare Brokers The post The Changing Online Reservation Landscape Only Hurts Booking Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Expedia: Key Revenue Metric Trends in Q4
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Expedia: Key Revenue Metric Trends in Q4

    Expedia Stock: Highlights for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)Room night growthLodging remains the major revenue growth driver for Expedia (EXPE). The business unit accounted for 69% of the company’s fourth-quarter revenues. The segment

  • Analyzing Expedia’s Q4 Revenues
    Market Realist5 months ago

    Analyzing Expedia’s Q4 Revenues

    Expedia Stock: Highlights for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)Revenues by segmentExpedia’s (EXPE) revenues rose 10% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.56 billion in the fourth quarter. The company reported revenue growth across all of its business