Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (NASDAQ: LIND) and Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings and Tuniu Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lindblad Expeditions Holdings||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $11.67, indicating a potential upside of 19.29%. Tuniu Corporation has a consensus price target of $11.60, indicating a potential upside of 37.44%. Given Tuniu Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tuniu Corporation is more favorable than Lindblad Expeditions Holdings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
45.7% of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.1% of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 76.1% of Tuniu Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lindblad Expeditions Holdings and Tuniu Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lindblad Expeditions Holdings||$243.90 million||1.81||$25.94 million||N/A||N/A|
|Tuniu Corporation||$1.29 billion||0.61||-$307.75 million||($2.53)||-3.34|
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tuniu Corporation.
This table compares Lindblad Expeditions Holdings and Tuniu Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lindblad Expeditions Holdings||-2.05%||-0.81%||-0.24%|
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings beats Tuniu Corporation on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Tuniu Corporation
Tuniu Corporation is an online leisure travel company. The Company offers a selection of packaged tours, including organized tours and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers. Its online platform, which consists of its tuniu.com Website and mobile platform, provides product and travel information to enable leisure travelers to plan their travels. Its organized tours offer pre-arranged itineraries, transportation, accommodations, entertainment, meals and tour guide services. Its self-guided tours consist of combinations of flights and hotel bookings and other optional add-ons, such as airport pick-ups. Its other travel-related services include sales of tourist attraction tickets, visa processing services, financial services, hotel booking services and air ticketing services. Its online platform contains travel guides featuring photos, information and recommendations for all destinations it covers.
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