Reviewing Liberty Tripadvisor (LTRPA) & YY (YY)

Liberty Tripadvisor (NASDAQ: LTRPA) and YY (NASDAQ:YY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Tripadvisor has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YY has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor and YY’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Tripadvisor $1.53 billion 0.49 $21.00 million $0.10 99.00
YY $1.18 billion 6.28 $219.49 million $6.27 18.76

YY has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Liberty Tripadvisor. YY is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Tripadvisor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor and YY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Tripadvisor 0.44% 0.13% 0.10%
YY 22.23% 34.26% 22.11%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.7% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.6% of YY shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of YY shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Tripadvisor and YY, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Tripadvisor 0 0 0 0 N/A
YY 1 1 11 0 2.77

YY has a consensus target price of $91.75, suggesting a potential downside of 22.01%. Given YY’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe YY is more favorable than Liberty Tripadvisor.


YY beats Liberty Tripadvisor on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Tripadvisor

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. Through its interests in subsidiaries and other companies, the Company is primarily engaged in the online travel research and online commerce industries. The Company’s subsidiaries include TripAdvisor, Inc. (TripAdvisor), which owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands, and BuySeasons, Inc., which owns and operates and the Celebrate Express (BuySeasons) family of Websites. TripAdvisor is a travel site focusing on helping people around the world to plan and book a trip. TripAdvisor manages its business in two segments: Hotel, including click-based advertising, display-based advertising and subscription-based advertising, and Non-Hotel, including its attractions, restaurants and vacation rental businesses. BuySeasons is an online retailer and supplier of costumes, accessories, seasonal decor and party supplies.

About YY

YY Inc. (YY) is a social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, video and text on personal computers and mobile devices. The Company’s segments include YY IVAS and others, Huya broadcasting, and 100 Education. YY enables users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a range of online activities, including music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting and e-learning. YY offers users an entertainment experience through its social community. It owns the domain names of,,,, and The Company’s YY platform, including, is jointly operated by personnel from Guangzhou Huaduo and Zhuhai Duowan. Its product, YY Client, enables users to engage in live interactions online. Its Web-based YY enables users to conduct real-time interactions through Web browsers without requiring any downloads or installations.

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