Head-To-Head Survey: DSV (DSDVY) and Expedia (EXPE)

DSV (OTCMKTS: DSDVY) and Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for DSV and Expedia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DSV 0 0 0 0 N/A
Expedia 0 10 17 0 2.63

Expedia has a consensus price target of $145.12, indicating a potential upside of 23.16%. Given Expedia’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Expedia is more favorable than DSV.

Dividends

DSV pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Expedia pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. DSV pays out 7.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Expedia pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares DSV and Expedia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DSV 3.99% 24.44% 8.95%
Expedia 3.15% 8.25% 2.58%

Volatility & Risk

DSV has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Expedia has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of DSV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of Expedia shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of Expedia shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DSV and Expedia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DSV $11.37 billion 1.39 $452.81 million $1.40 29.93
Expedia $10.06 billion 1.77 $377.96 million $3.72 31.67

DSV has higher revenue and earnings than Expedia. DSV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Expedia, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Expedia beats DSV on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DSV

DSV A/S provides transport and logistics services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. The company operates through three divisions: Air & Sea, Road, and Solutions. The company offers air and sea freight services, including standard freight, compliance, and carrier services, as well as sea-air freight services. It also provides road freight services, such as part and full loads, groupage, specialized transport, and document handling services, as well as online services comprising track and trace, and e-services. In addition, the company offers logistics solutions, including automotive, consumer products, healthcare, high-tech, and industrial logistics solutions; and warehousing and inventory management solutions. Further, it provides value added services comprising purchase order management, pick-up and delivery, cargo consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, etc.; and e-fulfilment, receiving order, packing, and handling returns solutions. The company was formerly known as DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S and changed its name to DSV A/S in 2003. DSV A/S was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hedehusene, Denmark.

About Expedia

Expedia Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segments. The company facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions. It serves leisure and corporate travelers, including travel agencies, tour operators, travel supplier direct websites and their call centers; consolidators and wholesalers of travel products and services; online portals and search websites; and travel metasearch websites, mobile travel applications, social media websites, as well as traditional consumer e-commerce and group buying websites. The company also engages in advertising and media business. The company was formerly known as Expedia, Inc. and changed its name to Expedia Group, Inc. in March 2018. Expedia Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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