Head-To-Head Comparison: Trivago (TRVG) vs. Its Competitors

Trivago (NASDAQ: TRVG) is one of 45 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Trivago to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.2% of Trivago shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Trivago and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trivago 1 8 1 0 2.00
Trivago Competitors 434 1664 2792 95 2.51

Trivago presently has a consensus price target of $13.40, suggesting a potential upside of 63.41%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.75%. Given Trivago’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Trivago is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trivago and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trivago $834.68 million -$56.08 million -820.00
Trivago Competitors $943.06 million $113.10 million 543.77

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


This table compares Trivago and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trivago -2.68% -3.09% -2.83%
Trivago Competitors 2.15% 38.17% 7.66%


Trivago competitors beat Trivago on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Trivago

Trivago NV is a company based in the Netherlands that operates an online hotel search platform. The platform allows users to search for, compare and book hotels. It gathers information from various third parties’ platforms and provides information about the hotel, pictures, ratings, reviews and filters, such as price, location and extra options. The Company offers access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries via more than 50 localized websites and applications in various languages. The Company also offers marketing tools and services to hotels and hotel chains, as well as to online travel agencies and advertisers, among others. Its principal executive offices are located in Germany.

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