Reviewing Tuniu (TOUR) & Its Peers

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Tuniu and its peers, 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 106 660 979 44 2.54

Tuniu currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.81%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 6.65%. Given Tuniu’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tuniu is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tuniu and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tuniu $1.52 billion -$349.58 million -4.15
Tuniu Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 14.65

Tuniu’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Tuniu. Tuniu 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.2% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 76.1% of Tuniu shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tuniu and its peers’ 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%

Volatility and Risk

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

Summary

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

Tuniu Company Profile

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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