Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) and Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.6% of Ctrip.com International shares are owned by institutional investors. 76.1% of Tuniu Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Ctrip.com International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Tuniu Corporation has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ctrip.com International has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tuniu Corporation and Ctrip.com International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tuniu Corporation $1.06 billion 0.68 -$243.11 million ($1.96) -3.95
Ctrip.com International $3.54 billion N/A $373.74 million $0.29 188.77

Ctrip.com International has higher revenue and earnings than Tuniu Corporation. Tuniu Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ctrip.com International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tuniu Corporation and Ctrip.com International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tuniu Corporation 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ctrip.com International 0 2 12 0 2.86

Tuniu Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.94%. Ctrip.com International has a consensus price target of $57.91, indicating a potential upside of 5.79%. Given Tuniu Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Tuniu Corporation is more favorable than Ctrip.com International.

Profitability

This table compares Tuniu Corporation and Ctrip.com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tuniu Corporation -23.64% -34.20% -17.07%
Ctrip.com International 4.56% 1.41% 0.74%

Summary

Ctrip.com International beats Tuniu Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tuniu Corporation

Tuniu Corporation is an online leisure travel company. The Company offers a selection of packaged tours, including organized tours and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers. Its online platform, which consists of its tuniu.com Website and mobile platform, provides product and travel information to enable leisure travelers to plan their travels. Its organized tours offer pre-arranged itineraries, transportation, accommodations, entertainment, meals and tour guide services. Its self-guided tours consist of combinations of flights and hotel bookings and other optional add-ons, such as airport pick-ups. Its other travel-related services include sales of tourist attraction tickets, visa processing services, financial services, hotel booking services and air ticketing services. Its online platform contains travel guides featuring photos, information and recommendations for all destinations it covers.

About Ctrip.com International

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Ctrip) is a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. The Company aggregates hotel and transportation information to enable business and leisure travelers to make bookings. It helps leisure travelers book tour packages and guided tours, and helps corporate clients manage their travel requirements. In addition, it offers a range of other travel-related services, including travelers’ reviews, attraction tickets, travel-related financing and car services, and travel insurance and visa services to meet the various booking and travelling needs of both leisure and business travelers. It also offers independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products, including group tours, semi-group tours and private tours or packaged tours with different transportation arrangements, such as cruise, bus or self-driving.

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