Expedia (EXPE) Stock Soars in After-Hours Trading on Solid Q1 Results

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Expedia (EXPE) stock is gaining 10.93% to $118.68 in after-hours trading on Thursday after the Bellevue, WA-based online travel agency reported financial results that exceeded expectations for the 2016 first quarter.

Earnings of 9 cents per share surpassed estimates of 6 cents per share for the latest quarter. Revenue jumped 42% year over year to $1.9 billion, beating estimates of $1.84 billion.

Gross bookings, or the value of transaction booked through the company's websites, were up 32% to $18.88 billion for the quarter ended March 31.

Hotel revenue increased 25% for the quarter because of sales growth from the Hotels.com and Expedia brands, as well as the acquisition of Orbitz.

Advertising and media revenue jumped 44%, driven by the trivago brand and Expedia Media Solutions.

Separately, Expedia has a "hold" rating and a letter grade of C+ at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble earnings per share growth.

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