Financial Contrast: Tuniu (NASDAQ:TOUR) versus Its Rivals

Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR) is one of 11 public companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Tuniu to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tuniu and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tuniu $1.52 billion -$349.58 million -3.69
Tuniu Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 17.50

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

Risk & Volatility

Tuniu has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tuniu’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, suggesting that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tuniu and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tuniu -29.69% -22.38% -11.10%
Tuniu Competitors -21.19% -62.04% -11.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.2% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 76.1% of Tuniu shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tuniu and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tuniu 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tuniu Competitors 98 658 977 44 2.54

Tuniu presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.55%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 8.17%. Given Tuniu’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tuniu is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Tuniu beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Tuniu

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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