Yatra (NASDAQ: YTRA) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
13.8% of Yatra shares are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of XPO Logistics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Yatra and XPO Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Yatra currently has a consensus price target of $14.36, indicating a potential upside of 101.69%. XPO Logistics has a consensus price target of $104.63, indicating a potential downside of 3.48%. Given Yatra’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Yatra is more favorable than XPO Logistics.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Yatra and XPO Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Yatra||$144.39 million||1.43||-$91.18 million||($1.03)||-6.91|
|XPO Logistics||$15.38 billion||0.85||$340.20 million||$1.95||55.59|
XPO Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than Yatra. Yatra is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than XPO Logistics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Yatra has a beta of -1.77, meaning that its stock price is 277% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XPO Logistics has a beta of 2.45, meaning that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Yatra and XPO Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
XPO Logistics beats Yatra on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Yatra Company Profile
Yatra Online, Inc. operates as an online travel agent company in India. The company provides travel-related services, including domestic and international air ticketing, hotel bookings, homestays, holiday packages, bus ticketing, rail ticketing, and activities and ancillary services for leisure and business travelers. It offers its services through its Website, yatra.com. The company also provides its services through mobile applications that comprise Yatra, a mobile interface; Yatra Mini, a multi-lingual, mass-market Android application that provides customers with ready access to rail and bus bookings, as well as budget hotels; Yatra Web Check-In, an application for flight check-in process for travelers; Yatra Corporate, a self-booking application for business customers; Travelguru HomeStay, an application that connects homeowners and travelers to facilitate homestay booking; and Yatra Hoteliers DESTranet, an application for hotel owners and operators to update and manage their inventories, rates, and check-in process. It serves approximately 4.3 million customers. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.
XPO Logistics Company Profile
XPO Logistics, Inc. provides transportation and logistics services in the United States, North America, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company's Transportation segment offers freight brokerage services comprising truck brokerage, intermodal, drayage, and expedite services; last mile services, primarily asset-light; density and day-definite regional, inter-regional, and transcontinental less-than-truckload freight services; full truckload services for transactional transportation of packaged goods, high cube products, and bulk goods; and logistics services for domestic, cross-border, and international shipments. Its Logistics segment offers a range of contract logistics services, including engineered and customized solutions, value-added warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions and other inventory management solutions; and performs e-commerce fulfillment, order personalization, warehousing, reverse logistics, storage, factory support, aftermarket support, manufacturing, distribution, packaging, and labeling, as well as supply chain optimization services, such as production flow management. The company offers its services to customers in various industries, such as retail, e-commerce, food and beverage, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications, aerospace and defense, life sciences, healthcare, medical equipment, and agriculture. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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