Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online travel agency Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Expedia's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Expedia facts


Bellevue, Wash.

Market Cap

$5.43 billion


Internet Retail

Trailing-12-Month (TTM) Revenue

$2.88 billion


President/CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (since 2005)

CFO Michael Adler (since 2006)

TTM Return on Equity


Year-to-Date Return


Competitors (NASDAQ:PCLN)

Orbitz Worldwide

CAPS Members Bearish on EXPE Also Bearish on

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CAPS Members Bullish on EXPE Also Bullish on

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 71 of the 326 members who have rated Expedia -- some 22% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star srk85 and BERNHAT.

In late April, srk85 nicely expedited the Expedia bear case: "Discretionary spending still problematic. Highly negative recent earnings will take years to recoup."

In a pitch from last week, BERNHAT expands on why Mr. Market is tripping out:

[Expedia] is the 800 pound gorilla when it comes to online travel. However, the consumer is overstreched and business travelling has fallen victim to cost saving efforts and alternatives (amongst others [Cisco's (NASDAQ:CSCO)] video conferencing gear). As I see it, the cake is hardly growing during the next 1 to 2 years and the smaller wolves [Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity] are still hungry and aggressive (see booking and cancellation fee waving). ...

I think, the run up of nearly 150% since March was driven by sentiment rather than by fundamentals. And sentiment can change very fast.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Microsoft is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.