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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Despegar.com and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Despegar.com $411.16 million $17.79 million N/A
Despegar.com Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 10.16

Despegar.com’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Despegar.com.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Despegar.com and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Despegar.com 0 2 3 0 2.60
Despegar.com Competitors 89 654 970 43 2.55

Despegar.com presently has a consensus price target of $35.80, indicating a potential upside of 36.12%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 14.47%. Given Despegar.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Despegar.com is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Despegar.com and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.6% of Despegar.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by 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.

Summary

Despegar.com beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Despegar.com

Despegar.com 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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