Travelport Worldwide (NYSE:TVPT) and Tempus Applied Solutions (OTCMKTS:TMPS) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Travelport Worldwide and Tempus Applied Solutions, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelport Worldwide 2 2 3 0 2.14
Tempus Applied Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Travelport Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $19.80, indicating a potential upside of 32.44%. Given Travelport Worldwide’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Travelport Worldwide is more favorable than Tempus Applied Solutions.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.1% of Travelport Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Travelport Worldwide shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Travelport Worldwide and Tempus Applied Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelport Worldwide $2.45 billion 0.77 $142.46 million $0.94 15.90
Tempus Applied Solutions $18.77 million 0.10 -$3.12 million N/A N/A

Travelport Worldwide has higher revenue and earnings than Tempus Applied Solutions.

Risk & Volatility

Travelport Worldwide has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tempus Applied Solutions has a beta of -2.35, suggesting that its stock price is 335% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Travelport Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Tempus Applied Solutions does not pay a dividend. Travelport Worldwide pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Travelport Worldwide and Tempus Applied Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelport Worldwide 4.60% -43.41% 2.13%
Tempus Applied Solutions N/A N/A N/A


Travelport Worldwide beats Tempus Applied Solutions on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Travelport Worldwide Company Profile

Travelport Worldwide Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates a travel commerce platform that offers distribution, technology, payment, and other solutions for the travel and tourism industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It facilitates travel commerce by connecting travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a business-to-business travel platform. The company provides distribution and merchandising solutions for hotel, car rental, rail, cruise-line, and tour operators; Virtual Account Number payment solutions that automatically generate unique MasterCard numbers that are used to process payments; advertising solutions; and other platform services, such as subscription, processing, and business intelligence data services, as well as marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel agencies, travel providers, and other travel data users. It also offers critical hosting solutions and other services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control, business intelligence and other solutions; and application development for air commerce, agency commerce, and hospitality. Travelport Worldwide Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Langley, the United Kingdom.

Tempus Applied Solutions Company Profile

Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides customized design, engineering, modification, integration, training, and operations solutions to support aircraft mission requirements. It serves the United States Department of Defense, the United States intelligence agencies, foreign governments, heads of state, and high net worth individuals worldwide. Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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