Despegar.com (DESP) & The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast

Despegar.com (NYSE: DESP) is one of 11 public companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Despegar.com to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Despegar.com and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Despegar.com $411.16 million $17.79 million N/A
Despegar.com Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 9.98

Despegar.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Despegar.com.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.6% of Despegar.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Despegar.com and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Despegar.com 0 2 3 0 2.60
Despegar.com Competitors 89 653 969 43 2.55

Despegar.com presently has a consensus price target of $35.80, suggesting a potential upside of 33.38%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 15.67%. Given Despegar.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Despegar.com is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Despegar.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Despegar.com N/A N/A N/A
Despegar.com Competitors -18.70% -60.07% -9.98%

Summary

Despegar.com beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Despegar.com

Despegar.com Corp is an Argentina-based travel agency. The Company’s activities are divided into two business segments: Air, as well as Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products. The Air division focuses on the sale of airline tickets. The Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products division includes sales of travel packages with or without airline tickets and hotel rooms, as well as stand-alone sales of hotel rooms, including vacation rentals, car rentals, bus tickets, cruise tickets, travel insurance and destination services. Its destinations include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates through a number of subsidiaries in Latin America and the United States.

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