QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Analysts at CLSA initiated coverage of Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) with an Underperform rating. The price target for Tripadvisor is set to $49. Tripadvisor shares closed at $47.60 on Wednesday. Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated...
Motley Fool  6 hrs ago  Comment 
CLSA initiates coverage of the popular online travel portals with mixed feelings.
Forbes  Dec 7  Comment 
When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival...
The Economic Times  Dec 7  Comment 
The destinations on this list are great options for Indian travellers to start thinking about their 2017 holiday plans especially since these names have been gaining popularity.
Benzinga  Dec 5  Comment 
  Nomura upgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) from Neutral to Buy. The price target for McDonald's has been raised from $126 to $139. McDonald's shares rose 1.35 percent to $119.84 in pre-market trading. MKM Partners upgraded...
BBC News  Dec 4  Comment 
Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.
New York Times  Dec 3  Comment 
A customer requested a refund from FlipKey, an online rental service owned by TripAdvisor, after arriving at a filthy lakeside vacation rental.
Forbes  Nov 30  Comment 
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative...
SeekingAlpha  Nov 29  Comment 




 
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TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRP) is a travel research company based on its website by the same name. The company provides recommendations to users on locations to visit as well as the accommodations, activities, restaurants, and other associated travel needs. The recommendations are based primarily on opinions and reviews written by users. The company makes money through "click-based" advertising on its site. TripAdvisor was spunoff from Expedia (EXPE) in December 2011.[1]


Business Overview

Because TripAdvisor was part of Expedia (EXPE) prior to its spinoff, the company's financial statements issued before 2012 were unaudited. For the full year 2010, the total revenue was $314M and for 2009 the revenue was $212M. The net income attributable to TripAdivsor was $139M in 2010 and $102M in 2009.[2]

New Updates

TripAdvisor spun off from Expedia (EXPE) and became an independent company on December 21, 2011.[3] In order to complete the spinoff, shareholders of Expedia stock were given 2 shares of Expedia and 1 share of TripAdvisor. As a result, Expedia experienced something equivalent of a stock split in the process of spinning off TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor was spunoff for approximately $4.1B.[4]

Trends & Forces

Transition into an Independent Company

TripAdvisor was acquired in 2004 and has been part of a larger company for 7 years. As a result, it may have difficulty establishing many core functions ranging from upper management to recruiting. These functions were at least partly duplicative when it was part of a larger organization. While its independence will allow it to focus on its core offerings as well as its new products, it will also no longer be able to rely on Expedia (EXPE) for financing as well as internal business services.[5]

  1. TRIP S-4/A 2011 SUMMARY "TRIPADVISOR" pp. 10-11
  2. TRIP S-4/A 2011 SUMMARY "TRIPADVISOR: SUMMARY SELECTED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION" pp. 17-18
  3. The Wall Street Journal "TripAdvisor, On Its Own After Expedia Spinoff, Is A $4.1B Co" 21 Dec 2011
  4. ABC News "Expedia Completes TripAdvisor Spinoff" 21 Dec 2011
  5. Seeking Alpha "TripAdvisor Spins Off From Expedia, Takes Flight As A Public Company" 21 Sept 2011
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