Travelzoo Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO):

Third Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights:
  • Revenue of $37.3 million, up 5% year-over-year
  • Non-GAAP net income of $3.0 million
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.19, compared to $0.21 in the prior-year period
  • GAAP net loss of $19.0 million; GAAP loss per share of $1.24
  • Cash flow from operations of $2.2 million

Travelzoo Inc., a global Internet media company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, with revenue of $37.3 million, an increase of 5% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating income was $4.0 million. Non-GAAP net income was $3.0 million, with non-GAAP earnings per share (non-GAAP EPS) of $0.19, down from non-GAAP EPS of $0.21 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share exclude a $22.0 million charge related to a reserve for Travelzoo Inc.'s settlement agreements in connection with a dispute over unclaimed property audits.

"Our combined Travel business grew 16% year-over-year, this progress was offset by disappointing results in our Search and Local businesses," said Chris Loughlin, chief executive officer. "We continue to invest in product development in order to make it easier to find and book deals on Travelzoo and to spur future growth. We launched a new home page this quarter and intend to start beta-testing our new hotel booking platform at the beginning of next year. Purchases on mobile products increased 41% year-over-year. On the social media side, we are now one of the more active travel brands, with over 1.8 million combined fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter."

North America

North America business segment revenue increased 4% year-over-year to $26.2 million. Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $2.5 million, or 10% of revenue, down from $3.1 million, or 12% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

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