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What: Shares of travel deal specialist Travelzoo
So what: The results out of Travelzoo were pretty darn solid. Revenue for the quarter was up 30% from last year to $37 million, which beat the $33 million that Wall Street analysts were looking for. Earnings per share -- after adjusting for a legal settlement -- also topped estimates. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.37 was up 147% year over year and well ahead of the $0.28 expectations.
Now what: To say that Travelzoo isn't exactly a value investor's ideal stock is a pretty serious understatement. Currently, the stock is changing hands at roughly 78 times expected 2011 earnings per share, which implies some very hefty growth expectations. While the results today are certainly eye-catching, I find myself siding with the members of The Motley Fool's CAPS community, where shares currently have a bottom-rung, one-star rating.
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