Reviewing Sohu.com (SOHU) and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (LTRPA)

Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Sohu.com has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sohu.com and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sohu.com -27.38% -19.39% -10.29%
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A -28.77% 32.78% 22.85%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sohu.com and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sohu.com $1.86 billion 0.36 -$554.52 million ($8.77) -1.95
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A $1.57 billion 0.70 -$397.00 million N/A N/A

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sohu.com.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sohu.com and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sohu.com 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A 1 0 0 0 1.00

Sohu.com presently has a consensus price target of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of 233.72%. Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 206.75%. Given Sohu.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Sohu.com is more favorable than Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.8% of Sohu.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.1% of Sohu.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A beats Sohu.com on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sohu.com Company Profile

Sohu.com Inc. provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, and tablets in the People's Republic of China. The company operates sohu.com, which provides online news and information; Sohu News APP, a mobile phone application, as well as m.sohu.com mobile portal; tv.sohu.com that offers online video content and service, as well as Sohu Video APP, a mobile phone application; and focus.cn, which provides online real estate information and services. It also offers paid subscription services, interactive broadcasting services, and sub-licensing of purchased video content to third parties. The company's search and search-related business provides Sogou Search, which makes information accessible for Chinese Internet users; Sogou Input Method, a cloud-based Chinese language input software for PC and mobile users; Sogou Browser for Web navigation; Sogou Web Directory, a content aggregation and distribution platform; and Sogou Translation to deliver language translation, as well as offers pay-for-click and other online advertising services for advertisers. In addition, its online game business offers PC games, mobile games, and Web games to game players. Further, the company's platform channel business operates 17173.com Website, a game information portal; RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services; and MoboTap that offers software applications for PCs and mobile devices through the Dolphin Browser, a gateway to a host of user activities on mobile devices, as well as online card and board games. Additionally, it provides Internet value-added services; and cinema advertising services. The company was formerly known as Internet Technologies China Incorporated and changed its name to Sohu.com Inc. in September 1999. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A Company Profile

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses. Its travel platform user-generated reviews and opinions about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants worldwide; and enables people plan and book a trip. The company manages and operates 20 other travel media brands, providing travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry; offers click-based advertising and display-based advertising services; and provides subscription-based advertising products to hotels, B&Bs, and other specialty lodging properties. It also operates Viator, a Website that offers research, book, and experience activities and attractions in travel destinations; and TheFork, an online restaurant booking platform operating various sites. In addition, the company supplier costumes, accessories, seasonal décor, and party supplies Celebrate Express Websites; and provides vacation rental services through various Websites. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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