Analyzing Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) and DHI Group (DHX)

Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ: CTRP) and DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Ctrip.Com International has a beta of 1.77, meaning that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHI Group has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ctrip.Com International and DHI Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ctrip.Com International 0 6 8 0 2.57
DHI Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Ctrip.Com International presently has a consensus price target of $52.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.17%. DHI Group has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.66%. Given DHI Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DHI Group is more favorable than Ctrip.Com International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.6% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of DHI Group shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.6% of DHI Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and DHI Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ctrip.Com International 11.40% 4.55% 2.38%
DHI Group 9.12% 5.87% 2.49%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and DHI Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ctrip.Com International $4.15 billion 6.21 $329.22 million $0.59 80.73
DHI Group $207.95 million 0.58 $15.97 million $0.15 15.67

Ctrip.Com International has higher revenue and earnings than DHI Group. DHI Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ctrip.Com International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Ctrip.Com International beats DHI Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ctrip.Com International

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. operates as a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. The company acts as an agent for hotel-related transactions and selling air tickets; and provides other related services, including sale of aviation and train insurance, air-ticket delivery services, online check-in, and other value-added services, such as online seat selection and real-time flight status. It also provides independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products comprising group tours, semi-group tours, and customized tours and packaged tours with various transportation arrangements, such as flights, cruises, buses, and car rental services. In addition, the company offers integrated transportation and accommodation services; various value-added services, such as transportation at destinations and tickets, insurance, visa services, and tour guides; and supplier management and customer relationship management services. Further, it provides its corporate clients with travel data collection and analysis, industry benchmark, cost saving analysis, and travel management solutions; and Corporate Travel Management System, an online platform that integrates information maintenance, online booking and authorization, online enquiry, and travel report system. Additionally, the company offers online advertising services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About DHI Group

DHI Group, Inc. provides data, insights, and connections services to professional communities in the United States and internationally. The company operates Dice that offers job postings of technology and non-technology companies for industries, such as positions for software engineers, big data professionals, systems administrators, database specialists, project managers, and other technology and engineering professionals; and ClearanceJobs, an Internet-based career network, which matches security-cleared professionals with hiring companies searching for employees. It also provides eFinancialCareers, a financial services careers Website for financial services industry professionals from various sectors, including asset management, risk management, investment banking, and information technology; Rigzone, a Website that delivers online content, data, and career services in the oil and gas industry; Hcareers, a Website for hospitality jobs in North America; and BioSpace, a resource for biotechnology careers, news, and resources in the area of life sciences. Further, it operates Targeted Job Fairs for technology, energy, and security-cleared professionals. The company serves small, mid-sized, and large direct employers; staffing companies; recruiting agencies; consulting firms; and marketing departments of companies. The company was formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to DHI Group, Inc. in April 2015. DHI Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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