Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) & Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) Head-To-Head Analysis

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) and Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cardtronics and Ctrip.Com International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cardtronics $1.35 billion 0.91 $3.68 million $1.88 14.36
Ctrip.Com International $4.52 billion 4.01 $162.00 million $0.94 35.67

Ctrip.Com International has higher revenue and earnings than Cardtronics. Cardtronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ctrip.Com International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Cardtronics has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ctrip.Com International has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.4% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of Cardtronics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Cardtronics and Ctrip.Com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardtronics 1.32% 21.88% 4.67%
Ctrip.Com International 14.70% 3.61% 1.75%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cardtronics 0 0 4 0 3.00
Ctrip.Com International 0 4 15 0 2.79

Cardtronics presently has a consensus target price of $40.33, indicating a potential upside of 49.44%. Ctrip.Com International has a consensus target price of $42.48, indicating a potential upside of 26.70%. Given Cardtronics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cardtronics is more favorable than Ctrip.Com International.


Ctrip.Com International beats Cardtronics on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cardtronics

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, financial institutions, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations. It also provides transaction processing, cash and cash delivery management, supply, and telecommunications, as well as routine and technical maintenance services for ATMs; and owns and operates electronic funds transfer transaction processing platforms that offer transaction processing services to its network of ATMS, as well as other ATMs under managed services arrangements. In addition, the company provides processing services for issuers of debit cards; and owns and operates Allpoint network, a surcharge-free ATM network, which offers surcharge-free ATM access to participating banks, credit unions, and stored-value debit card issuers. As of December 31, 2018, it provided services to approximately 227,000 ATMs in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Ctrip.Com International International, Ltd. operates as a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. The company acts as an agent for hotel-related transactions and selling air tickets; and provides other related services, including sale of aviation and train insurance, air-ticket delivery services, online check-in, and other value-added services, such as online seat selection, express security check, and real-time flight status. It also provides independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products comprising group tours, semi-group tours, and customized and packaged tours with various transportation arrangements, such as flights, cruises, buses, and car rental services. In addition, the company offers integrated transportation and accommodation services; various value-added services, such as transportation at destinations and tickets, activities, insurance, visa services, and tour guides; and supplier management and customer relationship management services. Further, it provides its corporate clients with travel data collection and analysis, industry benchmark, cost saving analysis, and travel management solutions; and Corporate Travel Management System, an online platform that integrates information maintenance, online booking and authorization, online enquiry, and travel report system. Additionally, the company offers online advertising services. It operates primarily under the Ctrip, Qunar,, and Skyscanner brand names. International, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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