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Travelzoo Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO):

  • Revenue of $37.0 million, up 5% year-over-year
  • Net income of $3.8 million, down 42% year-over-year
  • Earnings per share of $0.24, compared to $0.40 in the prior-year period
  • Cash flow from operations of $13.0 million

Travelzoo Inc., a global Internet media company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, with revenue of $37.0 million, an increase of 5% year-over-year. Operating income was $4.4 million, down 47% year-over-year. Net income was $3.8 million, with earnings per share of $0.24, down from $0.40 in the prior-year period. For the full year, revenue was $151.2 million, an increase of 2% year-over-year. GAAP operating income was $25.5 million, up 70% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating income was $28.5 million, down 19% year-over-year. GAAP net income was $18.2 million, with earnings per share of $1.14, up from $0.20 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP net income was $21.2 million, with earnings per share of $1.33, down from $1.42 in the prior-year period.

"During the fourth quarter of 2012 we continued to execute our strategy of increasing Travelzoo’s reach, expanding our sales force and developing our products, particularly in the mobile and hotel categories," said Chris Loughlin, chief executive officer. "We are pleased with our progress: The Travelzoo® brand now reaches 26 million subscribers, Getaway sales accelerated, and in Europe our Travel business grew 23% year-over-year. We continue to see strong adoption of the Travelzoo brand on mobile; 33% of users now access our brand through mobile devices.”

North America

North America business segment revenue increased 3% year-over-year to $26.5 million. Operating income for the fourth quarter was $3.4 million, or 13% of revenue, down from an operating income of $6.5 million, or 25% of revenue, in the prior-year period. The decrease in operating income was a result of increased expenses related to sales force expansion and subscriber marketing.

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