A FTSE 100 company offers better value than Thomas Cook plc (LON: TCG) shares. : December 12 saw a 16% one-day jump in the share price of the struggling travel giant Thomas Cook Group (LSE: TCG). During a speech at a travel conference, its chief executive Phil Gardner indicated a positive start to 2019 and investors rushed in. Despite the upbeat tone of his words, it will take more than strong initial booking numbers for 2019 to turn the performance of the group around. Its fundamentals give investors cause for concern.