Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) 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, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings for Orbitz Worldwide and Expedia, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Expedia has a consensus price target of $160.48, indicating a potential upside of 11.67%. Given Expedia’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Expedia is more favorable than Orbitz Worldwide.
This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and Expedia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.2% of Expedia shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of Expedia shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Expedia pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Orbitz Worldwide does not pay a dividend. Expedia pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Orbitz Worldwide and Expedia’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Expedia||$9.45 billion||2.31||$1.19 billion||$2.11||68.11|
Expedia has higher revenue and earnings than Orbitz Worldwide.
Expedia beats Orbitz Worldwide on 10 of the 11 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.
Expedia, Inc. is an online travel company. The Company operates through four segments: Core Online Travel Agencies (Core OTA), trivago, Egencia and HomeAway. The Company’s Core OTA segment provides a range of travel and advertising services to its customers across the world, through a range of brands, including Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States, and localized Expedia and Hotels.com Websites throughout the world, Orbitz.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hotwire.com, Travelocity, Wotif Group, CarRentals.com and Classic Vacations. The Company’s trivago segment sends referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from its hotel metasearch Websites. Its Egencia segment, which also includes Orbitz Worldwide (Orbitz) for Business, provides managed travel services to corporate customers across the world. The Company’s HomeAway segment operates an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.
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