Contrasting Ctrip.com International (CTRP) & Orbitz Worldwide (OWW)

Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ: CTRP) and Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Ctrip.com International and Orbitz Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ctrip.com International 4.56% 1.41% 0.74%
Orbitz Worldwide -1.77% -31.85% -1.30%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.6% of Ctrip.com International shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.0% of Ctrip.com International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Ctrip.com International and Orbitz Worldwide, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ctrip.com International 0 2 11 0 2.85
Orbitz Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ctrip.com International currently has a consensus target price of $57.50, suggesting a potential upside of 9.61%. Given Ctrip.com International’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ctrip.com International is more favorable than Orbitz Worldwide.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ctrip.com International and Orbitz Worldwide’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ctrip.com International $3.16 billion 8.62 $222.99 million $0.29 180.90
Orbitz Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ctrip.com International has higher revenue and earnings than Orbitz Worldwide.

Summary

Ctrip.com International beats Orbitz Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ctrip.com International

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.

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.

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