Despegar Com (DESP) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares Despegar Com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Despegar Com 2.76% N/A N/A
Despegar Com Competitors -19.00% -5,187.81% -11.35%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Despegar Com 0 2 2 0 2.50
Despegar Com Competitors 85 632 955 43 2.56

Despegar Com currently has a consensus price target of $35.75, indicating a potential upside of 19.77%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 6.01%. Given Despegar Com’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Despegar Com is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.4% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are held by 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Despegar Com and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Despegar Com N/A N/A 54.27
Despegar Com Competitors $3.50 billion $239.18 million 14.96

Despegar Com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Despegar Com. Despegar Com is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Despegar Com peers beat Despegar Com on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Despegar Com Company Profile

Despegar.com Corp is an Argentina-based travel agency. The Company’s activities are divided into two business segments: Air, as well as Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products. The Air division focuses on the sale of airline tickets. The Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products division includes sales of travel packages with or without airline tickets and hotel rooms, as well as stand-alone sales of hotel rooms, including vacation rentals, car rentals, bus tickets, cruise tickets, travel insurance and destination services. Its destinations include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates through a number of subsidiaries in Latin America and the United States.

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