Yatra Online (NASDAQ: YTRA) and The Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yatra Online and The Priceline Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yatra Online $152.45 million 2.49 -$42.16 million ($5.42) -2.07
The Priceline Group $11.48 billion 8.20 $4.34 billion $47.10 40.72

The Priceline Group has higher revenue and earnings than Yatra Online. Yatra Online is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Priceline Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Yatra Online and The Priceline Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yatra Online 0 0 5 0 3.00
The Priceline Group 0 5 25 0 2.83

Yatra Online presently has a consensus price target of $14.96, indicating a potential upside of 33.33%. The Priceline Group has a consensus price target of $1,950.18, indicating a potential upside of 1.68%. Given Yatra Online’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than The Priceline Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.0% of Yatra Online shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.5% of The Priceline Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of The Priceline Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Yatra Online and The Priceline Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yatra Online -90.85% -51,721.07% -71.56%
The Priceline Group 20.51% 33.10% 16.30%


The Priceline Group beats Yatra Online on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yatra Online

Yatra Online, Inc. is an India-based consumer travel platform and online travel agent. The Company’s segments include Air Ticketing, Hotels and Packages, and Others. Through Internet and mobile-based platform and call-centers, the Company provides the facility to book and service international and domestic air tickets to customer through business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) channel. Through an Internet and mobile-based platform, call-centers and branch offices, the Company provides holiday packages and hotel reservations. The Other segment includes the advertisement income from hosting advertisements on its Internet Websites, income from sale of rail and bus tickets, and income from facilitating Website access to travel insurance companies. It offers multiple mobile applications for a range of consumer segments and services, including Yatra, Yatra Mini, Yatra Web Check-In, Yatra Corporate, Travelguru HomeStay and Yatra Hoteliers DESTranet.

About The Priceline Group

The Priceline Group Inc. is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands. Its other brands include KAYAK, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable). As of December 31, 2016, Booking.com offered accommodation reservation services for over 1,115,000 properties in over 220 countries and territories on its various Websites and in over 40 languages, which included over 568,000 vacation rental properties (updated property counts were available on the Booking.com Website).

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