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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yatra Online and Despegar Com’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yatra Online $152.45 million 1.95 -$42.16 million ($5.42) -1.62
Despegar Com N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Despegar Com has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Yatra Online.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.8% of Yatra Online shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Yatra Online and Despegar Com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yatra Online 0 0 5 0 3.00
Despegar Com 0 2 2 0 2.50

Yatra Online currently has a consensus price target of $14.96, suggesting a potential upside of 70.00%. Despegar Com has a consensus price target of $35.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.07%. Given Yatra Online’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than Despegar Com.

Profitability

This table compares Yatra Online and Despegar Com’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%
Despegar Com 2.76% N/A N/A

Summary

Yatra Online beats Despegar Com on 5 of the 8 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 Despegar Com

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.

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