KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) and Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.
This table compares KEYW and Travelzoo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for KEYW and Travelzoo, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
KEYW currently has a consensus price target of $9.80, indicating a potential upside of 19.95%. Given KEYW’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe KEYW is more favorable than Travelzoo.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
98.8% of KEYW shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of Travelzoo shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of KEYW shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 61.9% of Travelzoo shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
KEYW has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Travelzoo has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares KEYW and Travelzoo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KEYW||$441.59 million||0.92||-$10.95 million||($0.45)||-18.16|
|Travelzoo||$106.52 million||1.24||$3.53 million||N/A||N/A|
Travelzoo has lower revenue, but higher earnings than KEYW.
Travelzoo beats KEYW on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S. Government national security priorities comprising cyber operations and training; geospatial intelligence; cloud and data analytics; engineering; and intelligence analysis and operations. Its products include electro-optical, hyperspectral, and synthetic aperture radar sensors and other products. The company provides its products and services to the U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign governments; and other entities in the cyber and counterterrorism markets. The KeyW Holding Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.
Travelzoo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. The company's publications and products include Travelzoo Websites; Travelzoo iPhone and Android applications; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service. It also operates the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company; and Local Deals and Getaway services, which allow its subscribers to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, including spas, hotels, and restaurants through the Travelzoo Website. The company serves airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacations packagers, tour operators, destinations, car rental companies, travel agents, theater and performing arts groups, restaurants, spas, and activity companies. Travelzoo Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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