Comparing Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) and Despegar Com (DESP)

Despegar Com (NYSE: DESP) and Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Despegar Com and Ctrip.Com International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Despegar Com 0 2 3 0 2.60
Ctrip.Com International 0 2 9 0 2.82

Despegar Com currently has a consensus price target of $35.80, suggesting a potential upside of 22.14%. Ctrip.Com International has a consensus price target of $56.40, suggesting a potential upside of 18.34%. Given Despegar Com’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Despegar Com is more favorable than Ctrip.Com International.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.6% of Despegar Com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.3% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Despegar Com and Ctrip.Com International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Despegar Com $411.16 million 4.79 $17.79 million N/A N/A
Ctrip.Com International $2.85 billion 8.58 -$206.06 million $0.61 78.13

Despegar Com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ctrip.Com International.


This table compares Despegar Com and Ctrip.Com International’s 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
Ctrip.Com International 8.92% 2.92% 1.51%


Ctrip.Com International beats Despegar Com on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 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.

About Ctrip.Com International 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.

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