Analyzing Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) and Its Competitors

Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Lindblad Expeditions to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lindblad Expeditions $343.09 million $16.35 million 19.79
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.94

Lindblad Expeditions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Lindblad Expeditions. Lindblad Expeditions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Lindblad Expeditions has a beta of 2.29, indicating that its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lindblad Expeditions’ peers have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lindblad Expeditions -0.87% 4.97% 1.06%
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors -21.58% -19.95% -7.30%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.7% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.9% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Lindblad Expeditions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lindblad Expeditions 0 3 3 0 2.50
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors 211 827 1365 55 2.51

Lindblad Expeditions presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 55.44%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.65%. Given Lindblad Expeditions’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lindblad Expeditions is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Lindblad Expeditions peers beat Lindblad Expeditions on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It delivers voyages through a fleet of eight owned expedition ships and five seasonal charter vessels under the Lindblad brand; and operates eco-conscious expeditions and nature focused small-group tours under the Natural Habitat brand. The company has a strategic alliance with the National Geographic Society. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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