Despegar Com (DESP) and International (CTRP) Head to Head Comparison

Despegar Com (NASDAQ: DESP) and International (NASDAQ:CTRP) are both travel agents companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Despegar Com N/A N/A N/A $0.55 51.89 International $2.85 billion 8.37 -$206.06 million $0.60 77.47

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Despegar Com and International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Despegar Com 0 2 2 0 2.50 International 0 2 11 0 2.85

Despegar Com presently has a consensus price target of $35.75, suggesting a potential upside of 25.26%. International has a consensus price target of $57.40, suggesting a potential upside of 23.49%. Given Despegar Com’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Despegar Com is more favorable than International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.9% of International shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of International shares are held by 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 table compares Despegar Com and International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Despegar Com 2.76% N/A N/A International 8.92% 2.92% 1.51%

Summary International beats Despegar Com on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Despegar Com Company Profile 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. International Company Profile 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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