Reviewing Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) and TripAdvisor (TRIP)

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.0% of TripAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of TripAdvisor shares are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Orbitz Worldwide and TripAdvisor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbitz Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A
TripAdvisor 6 15 1 0 1.77

TripAdvisor has a consensus target price of $48.27, indicating a potential upside of 30.59%. Given TripAdvisor’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TripAdvisor is more favorable than Orbitz Worldwide.

Profitability

This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and TripAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbitz Worldwide -1.77% -31.85% -1.30%
TripAdvisor 6.87% 8.87% 5.77%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and TripAdvisor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbitz Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TripAdvisor $1.50 billion 3.48 $202.00 million $0.70 52.80

TripAdvisor has higher revenue and earnings than Orbitz Worldwide.

Summary

TripAdvisor beats Orbitz Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. is an online travel company. The Company offers leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book travel products and services, including hotels, flights, vacation packages, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance, destination services and event tickets. The Company’s brand portfolio includes Orbitz and CheapTickets in the United States, ebookers in Europe and HotelClub and RatesToGo (collectively HotelClub) in Asia Pacific region. Orbitz.com offers travel products and services, and mobile applications and solutions for its hotel transactions. CheapTickets is an online travel company. ebookers is a pan-European online travel agency. HotelClub is a hotel booking Website offering members a selection of hotel properties across more than 170 countries. It also owns and operates Orbitz for Business (OFB), a corporate travel management company, and the Orbitz Partner Network (OPN), which delivers private label travel solutions to a range of partners.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, Inc. owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands. TripAdvisor, the Company’s brand, is a travel site. The Company operates through two segments: Hotel and Non-Hotel. The Company’s Hotel segment includes click-based advertising and transaction; display-based and subscription-based advertising, and other hotel operations. The Non-Hotel segment includes Attractions, Restaurants and Vacation Rentals businesses. The Company’s platform also enables users to compare real-time pricing and availability for these experiences, as well as to book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurants, on either a TripAdvisor site or application, or a travel partner site or application. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s TripAdvisor-branded Websites included tripadvisor.com in the United States and localized versions of the TripAdvisor Website in 48 markets and 28 languages around the world.

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