Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) and International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
92.9% of Booking shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Booking shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Booking has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Monetary Systems has a beta of -0.33, indicating that its share price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Booking and International Monetary Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|International Monetary Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Booking currently has a consensus price target of $2,067.05, suggesting a potential upside of 9.60%. Given Booking’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Booking is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.
This table compares Booking and International Monetary Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Booking and International Monetary Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Booking||$14.53 billion||5.62||$4.00 billion||$92.59||20.37|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Booking has higher revenue and earnings than International Monetary Systems.
Booking beats International Monetary Systems on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Booking Holdings Inc, formerly The Priceline Group Inc., is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands. Its other brands include KAYAK, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable). As of December 31, 2016, Booking.com offered accommodation reservation services for over 1,115,000 properties in over 220 countries and territories on its various Websites and in over 40 languages, which included over 568,000 vacation rental properties (updated property counts were available on the Booking.com Website).
About International Monetary Systems
International Monetary Systems, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and operates trade exchanges and other related businesses in the United States and Canada. Trade exchanges or barter networks are financial service firms, which permit companies and individuals to exchange goods and services utilizing an electronic currency, trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
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