(NYSE: DESP) is one of 11 public companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.


This table compares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets N/A N/A N/A Competitors -18.70% -60.07% -9.98%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio $411.16 million $17.79 million 50.75 Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 13.45’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.6% of shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score 0 2 3 0 2.60 Competitors 88 652 966 43 2.55 currently has a consensus price target of $35.80, suggesting a potential upside of 33.09%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 18.77%. Given’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About 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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