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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Yatra Online and TripAdvisor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yatra Online 0 0 4 0 3.00
TripAdvisor 5 14 1 0 1.80

Yatra Online presently has a consensus target price of $14.95, suggesting a potential upside of 53.49%. TripAdvisor has a consensus target price of $44.36, suggesting a potential upside of 6.94%. Given Yatra Online’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than TripAdvisor.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yatra Online $152.16 million 2.17 -$42.08 million ($5.42) -1.80
TripAdvisor $1.53 billion 3.76 $200.00 million $0.66 62.85

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Yatra Online shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of TripAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of TripAdvisor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Yatra Online and TripAdvisor’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%
TripAdvisor 6.26% 8.62% 5.42%

Summary

TripAdvisor beats Yatra Online on 9 of the 12 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 TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, Inc. owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands. TripAdvisor, the Company’s brand, is a travel site. The Company operates through two segments: Hotel and Non-Hotel. The Company’s Hotel segment includes click-based advertising and transaction; display-based and subscription-based advertising, and other hotel operations. The Non-Hotel segment includes Attractions, Restaurants and Vacation Rentals businesses. The Company’s platform also enables users to compare real-time pricing and availability for these experiences, as well as to book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurants, on either a TripAdvisor site or application, or a travel partner site or application. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s TripAdvisor-branded Websites included tripadvisor.com in the United States and localized versions of the TripAdvisor Website in 48 markets and 28 languages around the world.

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