Global Business Travel Group (NYSE:GBTG – Get Rating) and Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE – Get Rating) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Expedia Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Global Business Travel Group||N/A||-15.61%||-1.86%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Expedia Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Global Business Travel Group||N/A||N/A||$6.20 million||N/A||N/A|
|Expedia Group||$8.60 billion||1.94||$12.00 million||$1.16||91.42|
Expedia Group has higher revenue and earnings than Global Business Travel Group.
Volatility & Risk
Global Business Travel Group has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Expedia Group has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Global Business Travel Group and Expedia Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Global Business Travel Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Global Business Travel Group presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 79.86%. Expedia Group has a consensus price target of $191.30, indicating a potential upside of 80.38%. Given Expedia Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Expedia Group is more favorable than Global Business Travel Group.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
78.0% of Global Business Travel Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of Expedia Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Global Business Travel Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Expedia Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Expedia Group beats Global Business Travel Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Global Business Travel Group
Global Business Travel Group, Inc. provides business-to-business (B2B) travel platform. The company’s platform offers a suite of technology-enabled solutions to business travelers and corporate clients, travel content suppliers, and third-party travel agencies. Its platform manages travel, expenses, and meetings and events for companies. The company has built marketplace in B2B travel to deliver unrivalled choice, value, and experiences. Global Business Travel Group, Inc. is based in New York, New York.
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Retail, B2B, and trivago segments. Its brand portfolio include Brand Expedia, a full-service online travel brand with localized websites; Hotels.com for marketing and distributing lodging accommodations; Vrbo, an online marketplace for the alternative accommodations; Orbitz, Travelocity, and CheapTickets travel websites; ebookers, an online EMEA travel agent for travelers an array of travel options; Hotwire, which offers travel booking services; CarRentals.com, an online car rental booking service; Classic Vacations, a luxury travel specialist; and Expedia Cruise, a provider of advice for travelers booking cruises. The company’s brand portfolio also comprise Expedia Partner Solutions, a business-to-business brand that provides travel and non-travel vertical, which includes corporate travel management, airlines, travel agents, online retailers and financial institutions; and Egencia that provides corporate travel management services. In addition, its brand portfolio consists of Trivago, a hotel metasearch website, which send referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from hotel metasearch websites; and Expedia Group Media solutions. Further, the company provides online travel services through its Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Wotif.co.nz, and lastminute.co.nz brands; loyalty programs; hotel accommodations and alternative accommodations; and advertising and media services. It serves leisure and corporate travelers. The company was formerly known as Expedia, Inc. and changed its name to Expedia Group, Inc. in March 2018. Expedia Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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