Financial Survey: Travelzoo (TZOO) vs. Onespan (OSPN)

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and Onespan (NASDAQ:OSPN) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Travelzoo and Onespan, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Onespan 0 0 2 0 3.00

Onespan has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.17%. Given Onespan’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Onespan is more favorable than Travelzoo.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Travelzoo and Onespan’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelzoo $106.52 million 1.00 $3.53 million N/A N/A
Onespan $193.29 million 3.27 -$22.39 million $0.43 36.47

Travelzoo has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Onespan.

Risk and Volatility

Travelzoo has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Onespan has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.5% of Travelzoo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Onespan shares are held by institutional investors. 61.9% of Travelzoo shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of Onespan shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Travelzoo and Onespan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelzoo 3.39% 20.97% 7.29%
Onespan -12.85% 6.38% 4.64%

Summary

Onespan beats Travelzoo on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Travelzoo Company Profile

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.

Onespan Company Profile

OneSpan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. It enables financial institutions and other organizations to succeed by making bold advances in their digital transformation. The company offers DIGIPASS software authenticators that balance the need for stronger mobile application security; DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit, which allows application developers to natively integrate security features; DIGIPASS for Mobile, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, an anti-fraud solution; and application shielding with runtime application self-protection that neutralizes the threat of attacks on mobile apps. It also provides eSignLive eSignature solutions; and eSignLive eVault Manager, a Web-based platform that provides mortgage lenders, auto financers, equipment lessors, and other financial services organizations the means to store, assign, and service electronic mortgage notes, and secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers VACMAN solutions; DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server, an authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS strong user authentication. It sells its solutions through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and changed its name to OneSpan Inc. in May 2018. OneSpan Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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