Booking Basics – A Fundamental Overview

Shares of Integrated Freight & Logistics company Booking jumped 6.0% today. With many investors piling into BKNG without a second thought, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at the stock. Here are some quick facts to get you started:

  • Booking has moved 35.2% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 22.4%

  • BKNG has an average analyst rating of buy and is -7.34% away from its mean target price of $3973.44 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $117.54

  • Booking has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $205.64 and its forward P/E ratio is 17.9

  • Booking is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.96 and an average P/B of 4.24

  • BKNG has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 219.6% and gross profit margins of 0.8%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $5.97 Billion, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Booking Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and traditional travel and restaurant reservations and related services in the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates Booking.com, which offers online accommodation reservations; and Priceline, which provides online travel reservation services, as well as consumers hotel, flight, activity, rental car reservation, vacation packages, cruises, and hotel distribution services. It also operates Agoda that offers online accommodation reservation, flight, ground transportation, and activities reservation services. In addition, the company operates KAYAK, an online meta-search service that allows consumers to search and compare travel itineraries and prices; OpenTable for booking online restaurant reservations, as well as reservation management services to restaurants; and Rentalcars.com. Further, it offers travel-related insurance products and restaurant management services to consumers, travel service providers, and restaurants; and advertising services. The company was formerly known as The Priceline Group Inc. and changed its name to Booking Holdings Inc. in February 2018. Booking Holdings Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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