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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.89
TRIP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.91 vs. TRIP: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.43   Max: N/A
Current: 1.89

Equity to Asset 0.56
TRIP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. TRIP: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.56

0.35
0.76
Interest Coverage 37.78
TRIP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. TRIP: 37.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 26.03   Max: 9999.99
Current: 37.78

26.03
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 9.42
M-Score: -2.40
WACC vs ROIC
17.39%
27.81%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 25.15
TRIP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. TRIP: 25.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 27.29   Max: 47.77
Current: 25.15

27.29
47.77
Net-margin (%) 16.64
TRIP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. TRIP: 16.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 18.14   Max: 29.09
Current: 16.64

18.14
29.09
ROE (%) 20.62
TRIP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. TRIP: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 22.71   Max: 52.54
Current: 20.62

22.71
52.54
ROA (%) 11.69
TRIP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. TRIP: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 13.17   Max: 35.64
Current: 11.69

13.17
35.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 199.52
TRIP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. TRIP: 199.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 245.49   Max: 1370.36
Current: 199.52

245.49
1370.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.80
TRIP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. TRIP: 21.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.8
Current: 21.8

0
21.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
TRIP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TRIP: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7
Current: 7

0
7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
TRIP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. TRIP: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.7
Current: 5.5

0
10.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,090 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 1,094,087 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 230,760 sh (+54.58%)
Steven Cohen 2,900 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (-30.43%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (-41.03%)
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Q3 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Eric Mindich 254,613 sh (New)
Frank Sands 102,875 sh (New)
Jim Simons 324,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 3,900 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,876,620 sh (+713.23%)
Steve Mandel 2,771,438 sh (+153.31%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 625,000 sh (-21.88%)
Louis Moore Bacon 85,000 sh (-51.43%)
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Q4 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,980 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 95,958 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,301,125 sh (+75.91%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 254,613 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Frank Sands 71,175 sh (-30.81%)
Frank Sands 71,175 sh (-30.81%)
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Q1 2015

TRIP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 69,000 sh (New)
George Soros 68,189 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 124,466 sh (+29.71%)
Frank Sands 72,075 sh (+1.26%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,178,699 sh (-3.71%)
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Guru Investment Theses on TripAdvisor Inc

Giverny Capital's Podium of Errors - Tripadvisor - Mar 25, 2014

As you can imagine, I spend a great deal of the year on the road visiting companies, attending conferences and meeting partners. Having had all sorts of hotel experiences over the course of the past decades, I really like to be able to choose hotels which can make my travels more enjoyable. I discovered the website Tripadvisor a few years ago and became a loyal fan. To paraphrase an American Express advertising, I never leave home without vetting out my destination on Tripadvisor ahead of time. The company also owns another very useful site called webseatguru.com which helps you choose the best seat on any commercial flight.



Tripadvisor went public at the end of 2011 and I was very impressed with the company’s financial performance after reading the prospectus. Unfortunately, the stock rapidly climbed to $45 and was trading at 30 times its earnings. Then, in the fall of 2012, the stock tumbled by 33% to $30 and I seriously thought about buying it. The P/E seemed reasonable (20x) for a company with a dominant brand that was growing at 20% a year. Yet, as often the case, I decided to wait for an even better price. And the stock surged by 180% in the following year and is now trading at $84. It’s too bad that I didn’t convert my admiration into profits as it would have paid for a few five star hotels…for both you and me.



Source: Giverny Capital Annual Letter 2013



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 50.60
TRIP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 33.10 vs. TRIP: 50.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.98   Max: 75.59
Current: 50.6

18.98
75.59
Forward P/E 25.77
TRIP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. TRIP: 25.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 52.80
TRIP's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. TRIP: 52.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.95   Max: 74.97
Current: 52.8

18.95
74.97
P/B 9.50
TRIP's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. TRIP: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TRIP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.18   Max: 16.98
Current: 9.5

6.18
16.98
P/S 8.40
TRIP's P/S is ranked lower than
102% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. TRIP: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TRIP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5.33   Max: 15.8
Current: 8.4

5.33
15.8
PFCF 39.10
TRIP's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 28.00 vs. TRIP: 39.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TRIP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.27   Max: 49.38
Current: 39.1

17.27
49.38
POCF 31.11
TRIP's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. TRIP: 31.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TRIP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 15.56   Max: 41.94
Current: 31.11

15.56
41.94
EV-to-EBIT 33.61
TRIP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. TRIP: 33.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TRIP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 51.9
Current: 33.61

13.7
51.9
Current Ratio 1.98
TRIP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TRIP: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.98

1.85
3.94
Quick Ratio 1.98
TRIP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. TRIP: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.98

1.85
3.94
Days Sales Outstanding 62.94
TRIP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 51.25 vs. TRIP: 62.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.52   Max: 44.23
Current: 62.94

38.52
44.23

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 41.80
TRIP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TRIP: 41.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 27.58   Max: 60.21
Current: 41.8

27.58
60.21
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
TRIP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TRIP: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.9

0.58
1.6
Price/Graham Number 9.60
TRIP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. TRIP: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 5.44   Max: 15.11
Current: 9.6

5.44
15.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
TRIP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TRIP: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
TRIP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 7.3
Current: 3

1.9
7.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:T6A.Germany, TRIP.Switzerland,
TripAdvisor Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on July 20, 2011. It spun off from Expedia, Inc. on December 20, 2011. The Company is an online travel company, empowering users to plan the perfect trip. The Company's travel research platform aggregates reviews and opinions from its community about destinations, accommodations, restaurants and related activities through its flagship TripAdvisor brand. The Company's branded websites include tripadvisor.com in the United States and localized versions of the website in 45 other countries, including in China under the brand daodao.com. Beyond travel-related content, its websites also include links to the websites of its customers, including travel advertisers, allowing travelers to directly book their travel arrangements. In addition to the flagship TripAdvisor-branded websites, it has also acquired and launched numerous other travel brands, connected by the common characteristic of providing travelers with valuable planning resources across the travel sector. These brands have expanded its reach, product breadth and appeal to domestic and international advertisers. The Company operates in the online advertising sector of the travel industry. As a result, it is impacted by trends in the travel industry, the online travel market and online advertising. The Company faces competition for users, advertisers and travel reviews. The Company's primary competitors include large search engines, such as Google, Microsoft's Bing, Yahoo! and Baidu, and online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline, and their respective subsidiaries. The Company also competes with a wide range of other companies, including, among others, Airbnb, Inc., Ctrip.com International, Ltd., HolidayCheck AG, HomeAway.com, Inc., and Yelp, Inc. The Company is subject to a number of United States federal and state and foreign laws and regulations that affect companies conducting business on the Internet, many of which are still evolving and being tested in courts, and could be interpreted in ways that could harm its business.
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