Expedia posts quarterly profit

Tue Feb 5, 2013 4:12pm EST

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Online travel agency Expedia reported a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as it recorded a big provision for income taxes.

Earnings came to $6.7 million, or 5 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with $70.3 million, or 51 cents a share, a year earlier.

Adjusted for items, profit was $88.9 million, or 63 cents a share, the company said.