Contrasting Tuniu (NASDAQ:TOUR) and Its Peers

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Tuniu and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

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, indicating 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 analysts plainly believe Tuniu is more favorable than its peers.

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 -18.70% -60.07% -9.98%

Valuation and 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 -6.42
Tuniu Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 11.93

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.

Volatility and Risk

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Summary

Tuniu peers beat Tuniu 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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