Orbitz Worldwide Inc

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    Fund Managers

    Highlights of Priceline Group’s Performance in 4Q14

    For 4Q14, Priceline Group recorded bookings of $10.7 billion—up 17% YoY. Room nights booked grew by 24% and rental car days grew by 16%.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Enters the Online Travel Market with Amazon Destinations

    The online travel market is consolidating. Expedia’s market share will rise to 75% with its acquisitions of Orbitz and Travelocity.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Why Priceline and Expedia clash over “opaque” hotel offerings

    Priceline earns the majority of its revenues from the agency model, under which third parties such as hotel suppliers set the rates while Priceline earns a commission on the transaction.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Comparing Orbitz Worldwide to its online travel peers like Expedia

    We compared Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) with its peers Expedia (EXPE), The Priceline Group (PCLN), the China-based Ctrip.com International (CTRP), and TripAdvisor (TRIP) in the OTA (online travel agency) space.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Miscellaneous

    Did Expedia acquire Orbitz out of fear of Amazon?

    Expedia (EXPE) announced its intention to buy Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) for a valuation of $1.8 billion. Just last month, Expedia acquired Travelocity.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    Expedia rolls out ETP program to compete with agency model peers

    During 2012, Expedia introduced the Expedia Traveler Preference (ETP) program in the U.S. that offers travelers the choice to either pay Expedia at the time of booking or pay the hotel at the time of stay.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Christian Leone’s Luxor Capital adds a new position in Yahoo

    Recently, Yahoo shares went higher after third quarter earnings and revenue beat analyst estimates. Third quarter profit rose to $6.77 billion.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    A Bird’s-Eye View of Orbitz Worldwide’s Full Year Performance

    In fiscal 2014, Orbitz posted double-digit revenue growth on the back of strong hotel bookings. It experienced a 10% year-over-year growth in total revenues to $932 million.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Consumer

    Luxor starts new position in Melco Crown Entertainment

    Melco’s net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.19 billion, down approximately 7% year-over-year.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Eton Park Initiates a New Position in Priceline Group in 4Q14

    In 4Q14, around 112 hedge funds created a new position in Priceline Group—including Eton Park. Its other top new positions were CDK Global, EQT, and KLX.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Luxor Capital adds new position in Orbitz Worldwide

    Orbitz net revenue rose 10% year-over-year to $248.1 million in 2Q14 as a result of higher hotel, vacation package, car, and air transaction volume.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Luxor Capital ups stake in RCS Capital

    RCAP, which has a ~$1.24 billion market cap, is an investment firm that focuses on the retail investor.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Luxor Capital adds to position in BJ’s Restaurants

    In 3Q14, BJ’s total revenues increased 9.7% to $206.5 million and net income rose 77.7% to $6.5 million.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Luxor Capital raises stake in Altisource Portfolio Solutions

    Altisource Portfolio Solutions and its subsidiaries are a premier marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage, and consumer debt industries.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Luxor Capital ups position in Altisource Asset Management

    Altisource Asset Management’s primary business is to provide asset management and certain corporate governance services to institutional investors.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Luxor Capital’s new positions in 2Q14

    As of the end of 2Q14, Luxor Capital’s U.S. long portfolio was worth $5 billion, slightly down from $5.07 billion in 1Q14.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Expedia’s Operational and Financial Performance

    Travel sites such as Expedia (EXPE), TripAdvisor (TRIP), Orbitz (OWW), and Priceline (PCLN) have gained substantial market dominance in the past decade.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Business Model Does Expedia Follow?

    Of the two most popular business models in the online travel agency industry, Expedia uses both the merchant model and the agency model.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    Orbitz’s Cash Flow Generation and Credit Profile

    Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) has an established track record for generating positive operating cash flows. Its existing cash balance is $188 million.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Fund Managers

    Expedia Plus Orbitz Will Equal Largest Online Travel Company

    On February 12, Expedia announced its acquisition of Orbitz in an all-cash transaction worth $1.6 billion, or $12 per share. The deal is under regulatory review.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Fund Managers

    Magnetar Capital Reveals Activist Stake in Orbitz Worldwide

    In March 2015, Magnetar Capital purchased 6.27 million shares of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW), giving the hedge fund a 5.6% stake in the company.

    By Santiago Solari
  • Consumer

    Why Orbitz’s international strategy focuses on expansion in China

    Orbitz said in its annual filing that it’s focusing on expanding its international presence through both product innovation and new market expansion.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    A key overview of global online travel company Orbitz Worldwide

    The Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) is a global online travel company (or OTC). It recently posted a net loss for the first quarter of 2014 although its revenue grew, driven by hotel bookings.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    A must-know overview of online travel leader The Priceline Group

    The Priceline Group (PCLN) is a leading player in the online travel services industry. It comprises five primary brands: Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, KAYAK, and Rentalcars.com.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Why Priceline expects mobile bookings to catalyze growth

    The total transaction value of mobile accommodation bookings more than doubled from over $3 billion in 2012 to over $8 billion in 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Expedia saw revenue from hotel bookings and advertising rise

    Expedia reported better than expected results for 4Q13. Revenue was up 18% year-over-year, to $1.152 billion due to growth in hotel room nights and advertising and media revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Why is Ambassadors Group an attractive turnaround opportunity

    Ambassadors Group (AG) (EPAX) is a leading provider of education travel. At a market cap of $65 million, the street is valuing the travel business at about $30 million. That may not seem too cheap given the level of business they are doing today and the fact that they are just about breakeven. But the […]

    By Judy Krandel, MBA
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