Yatra Online (NASDAQ: YTRA) and Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Yatra Online and Travelport Worldwide Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yatra Online 0 0 5 0 3.00
Travelport Worldwide Limited 0 2 1 0 2.33

Yatra Online currently has a consensus price target of $14.96, suggesting a potential upside of 38.13%. Travelport Worldwide Limited has a consensus price target of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 3.50%. Given Yatra Online’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than Travelport Worldwide Limited.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yatra Online and Travelport Worldwide Limited’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yatra Online $152.45 million 2.40 -$42.16 million ($5.42) -2.00
Travelport Worldwide Limited $2.40 billion 0.81 $471.31 million $0.85 18.47

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.0% of Yatra Online shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of Travelport Worldwide Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Travelport Worldwide Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Yatra Online and Travelport Worldwide Limited’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%
Travelport Worldwide Limited 4.42% -50.52% 5.05%

Dividends

Travelport Worldwide Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Yatra Online does not pay a dividend. Travelport Worldwide Limited pays out 35.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Travelport Worldwide Limited beats Yatra Online on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yatra Online Company Profile

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.

Travelport Worldwide Limited Company Profile

Travelport Worldwide Limited provides a travel commerce platform, which offers distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the travel and tourism industry. The Company connects travel providers, such as airlines and hotel chains with online and offline travel agencies and other travel buyers in its business-to-business (B2B) travel commerce platform (its Travel Commerce Platform). It also provides a range of digital and mobile services that allow airlines, hotels, corporate travel management companies and travel agencies to engage with their customers through mobile services, including applications, corporate booking tools, mobile Web and mobile messaging. Travel Commerce Platform connects travel providers and travel buyers, as well as travel agencies, travel management companies (TMCs) and corporations. As of December 31, 2016, it provided air distribution services to approximately 400 airlines globally, including approximately 125 low cost carriers (LCCs).

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