Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) and MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Lindblad Expeditions has a beta of -0.41, indicating that its stock price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MakeMyTrip has a beta of -0.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.
48.3% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of MakeMyTrip shares are held by institutional investors. 51.6% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and MakeMyTrip’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lindblad Expeditions||$266.50 million||2.15||-$8.66 million||$0.09||138.89|
|MakeMyTrip||$447.62 million||7.33||-$110.16 million||($1.88)||-19.04|
Lindblad Expeditions has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MakeMyTrip. MakeMyTrip is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lindblad Expeditions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Lindblad Expeditions and MakeMyTrip, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lindblad Expeditions currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.00%. MakeMyTrip has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.82%. Given Lindblad Expeditions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Lindblad Expeditions is more favorable than MakeMyTrip.
This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and MakeMyTrip’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Lindblad Expeditions beats MakeMyTrip on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lindblad Expeditions Company Profile
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It offers itineraries that feature up-close encounters with wildlife, nature, history, and culture, as well as promote guest empowerment and interactivity. The company operates expeditions on intimately-scaled ships and interaction between guests, crew, and the teams of scientists, naturalists, researchers, and photographers that participate in the expeditions. It operates a fleet of seven owned expedition ships and five seasonal charter vessels under the Lindblad brand. The company has a strategic alliance with The National Geographic Society. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.
MakeMyTrip Company Profile
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally. MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, engages in the business of selling travel products and solutions in India, the United States, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Peru, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh. It operates through two segments, Air Ticketing, and Hotels and Packages. The company's services and products include air tickets, hotels, packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, and car hire, as well as ancillary travel requirements, such as facilitating access to travel insurance and visa processing. It allows travelers to research, plan, book, and purchase a range of travel services and products through its Websites makemytrip.com, makemytrip.ae, makemytrip.com.sg, us.makemytrip.com, hoteltravel.com, and easytobook.com; and other technology-enhanced distribution channels, including call centers, travel stores, and travel agents' network, as well as mobile service platform. As of March 31, 2017, the company had 16 company-owned travel stores and 35 franchisee-owned travel stores. MakeMyTrip Limited serves leisure travelers and small businesses. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Gurgaon, India.
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