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Is Expedia Inc.(NASDAQ: EXPE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/21/2005. Expedia Inc. is in the Lodging industry and Services sector. Average volume for Expedia Inc., is 1978.04, and so far today it has a volume of 12541. Performance year to date since the 7/21/2005 is -6.03%.

To help you determine whether Expedia Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 76.8 and forward P/E is 17.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Expedia Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.73. P/S ratio is 2.23 and the P/B ratio is 4.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.37 and 28.73 respectively.

At the current price Expedia Inc. is trading at, 116.14 (-0.12% today), Expedia Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.89%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 156.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.51, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 32.62% after growing 90.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -93.90%, and 32.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 148.07, and the number of shares float is 119.78. The senior management bring insider ownership to 4.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.10%. The float short is 11.89%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 8.90%.

The ability for Expedia Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 0.76. In terms of margins, Expedia Inc. has a gross margin of 80.90%, with its operating margin at 2.60%, and Expedia Inc. has a profit margin of 0.90%.

The 52 week high is -16.81%, with 31.97% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.17%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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