Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and Yatra Online (NASDAQ:YTRA) are both small-cap travel agents companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Orbitz Worldwide and Yatra Online, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbitz Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yatra Online 0 0 5 0 3.00

Yatra Online has a consensus price target of $14.56, suggesting a potential upside of 76.27%. Given Yatra Online’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than Orbitz Worldwide.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and Yatra Online’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbitz Worldwide N/A N/A N/A ($0.08) -149.00
Yatra Online $144.39 million 1.65 -$91.18 million ($4.72) -1.75

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.3% of Yatra Online shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and Yatra Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbitz Worldwide -1.77% -31.85% -1.30%
Yatra Online -88.49% -453.63% -62.59%

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. is an online travel company. The Company offers leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book travel products and services, including hotels, flights, vacation packages, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance, destination services and event tickets. The Company’s brand portfolio includes Orbitz and CheapTickets in the United States, ebookers in Europe and HotelClub and RatesToGo (collectively HotelClub) in Asia Pacific region. Orbitz.com offers travel products and services, and mobile applications and solutions for its hotel transactions. CheapTickets is an online travel company. ebookers is a pan-European online travel agency. HotelClub is a hotel booking Website offering members a selection of hotel properties across more than 170 countries. It also owns and operates Orbitz for Business (OFB), a corporate travel management company, and the Orbitz Partner Network (OPN), which delivers private label travel solutions to a range of partners.

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.

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