Head-To-Head Contrast: Carbonite (CARB) and Trivago (TRVG)

Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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93.2% of Carbonite shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Trivago shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Carbonite 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Carbonite and Trivago, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbonite 0 1 5 0 2.83
Trivago 2 9 2 0 2.00

Carbonite presently has a consensus price target of $29.83, indicating a potential upside of 2.52%. Trivago has a consensus price target of $11.98, indicating a potential upside of 81.29%. Given Trivago’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Trivago is more favorable than Carbonite.

Risk and Volatility

Carbonite has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trivago has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Carbonite and Trivago’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbonite $239.46 million 3.47 -$4.00 million $0.50 58.20
Trivago $1.17 billion 1.98 -$14.10 million ($0.06) -110.17

Carbonite has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Trivago. Trivago is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carbonite, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Carbonite and Trivago’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbonite -1.67% 38.08% 3.93%
Trivago -1.30% -1.57% -1.25%

Summary

Carbonite beats Trivago on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and workload migration technology solutions in the United States. Its solutions include Carbonite Safe that offers annual and multi-year cloud backup plans for individuals or businesses; and Carbonite Endpoint Protection that protects the data, which resides on an organization's computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The company's solutions also comprise Carbonite Hybrid Backup, which protects a customer's data footprint on-premise and in the cloud and enables recovery while version history stored in the cloud safeguards against disaster; Carbonite Cloud Backup that automatically backs up data to the cloud and keeps physical and virtual systems protected with point-in-time restore; and Carbonite Onsite Backup, a flexible data protection solution, which backs up and replicates data securely across a customer's own private network. In addition, it offers Carbonite Availability that keeps critical business systems available on Windows and Linux servers; Carbonite Recover, a disaster recovery-as-a-service solution that securely replicates critical systems from a customer's primary environment to the cloud; Carbonite Migrate, which migrates physical, virtual, and cloud workloads to and from any environment with minimal risk and near-zero downtime; and Carbonite Email Archiving that provides MailStore offerings designed to meet the specific email archiving needs of customers in terms of performance, stability, functionality, and simplicity. The company provides its solutions through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and global systems integrators. Carbonite, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trivago Company Profile

Trivago NV is a company based in the Netherlands that operates an online hotel search platform. The platform allows users to search for, compare and book hotels. It gathers information from various third parties’ platforms and provides information about the hotel, pictures, ratings, reviews and filters, such as price, location and extra options. The Company offers access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries via more than 50 localized websites and applications in various languages. The Company also offers marketing tools and services to hotels and hotel chains, as well as to online travel agencies and advertisers, among others. Its principal executive offices are located in Germany.

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