Kayak turned its first annual profit last year, as the leading U.S. travel metasearch engine boosted revenue by 30%.
Kayak’s 2012 net income was $9.2 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $2 million. and a $3.7 million loss in 2010.
The company increased its 2012 revenue to $292.7 million, though last year’s growth rate slowed slightly from 32% in 2011.
Priceline, the world’s largest online travel agency by sales, agreed last November to acquire Kayak for $1.8 billion.
Kayak shareholders last month approved the buyout, though Priceline subsequently said the transaction completion would be delayed from its original first-quarter time frame because of a review from U.K. antitrust regulators. Follow Danny King on Twitter @dktravelweekly.