Critical Contrast: Ctrip.com International (CTRP) and Despegar Com (DESP)
Despegar Com (NASDAQ: DESP) and Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) are both mid-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Despegar Com and Ctrip.com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Despegar Com and Ctrip.com International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.6% of Ctrip.com International shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Ctrip.com International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Despegar Com and Ctrip.com International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Despegar Com presently has a consensus price target of $35.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.07%. Ctrip.com International has a consensus price target of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.02%. Given Ctrip.com International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ctrip.com International is more favorable than Despegar Com.
Ctrip.com International beats Despegar Com on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Despegar Com Company Profile
Despegar.com Corp is an Argentina-based travel agency. The Company’s activities are divided into two business segments: Air, as well as Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products. The Air division focuses on the sale of airline tickets. The Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products division includes sales of travel packages with or without airline tickets and hotel rooms, as well as stand-alone sales of hotel rooms, including vacation rentals, car rentals, bus tickets, cruise tickets, travel insurance and destination services. Its destinations include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates through a number of subsidiaries in Latin America and the United States.
Ctrip.com International Company Profile
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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