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Will TripAdvisor (TRIP) Disappoint Again in Q2 Earnings?

TripAdvisor Inc. TRIP is slated to report second-quarter 2017 results on Aug 8. Last quarter, the company delivered a negative earnings surprise of 72.2%.

TripAdvisor does not have a decent surprise history. The company missed estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, with an average four-quarter negative surprise of 22.54%.

The company's shares have lost 14.8% year to date, underperforming the industry 's gain of 47.5%.

Let's see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Factors to Consider

TripAdvisor's first-quarter earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.

However, revenues of $372 million increased 17.7% sequentially and 5.7% year over year. The increase was driven by strength in clicked-based advertising and transaction revenues.

Lately, the company has been making efforts to get travelers to book hotels directly on its website instead of just using it as a review site. These efforts will continue to boost the company's clicked-based advertising and transaction revenues, expanding its top-line growth in the quarter.

The mounting expenses due to new initiatives and investments are...