Liberty Tripadvisor (LTRPA) & Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) Critical Comparison

Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ: QUNR) and Liberty Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:LTRPA) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Qunar Cayman Islands and Liberty Tripadvisor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qunar Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Tripadvisor 0 1 0 0 2.00

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and Liberty Tripadvisor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qunar Cayman Islands N/A N/A N/A ($8.28) -3.67
Liberty Tripadvisor $1.53 billion 0.46 $21.00 million $0.10 94.00

Liberty Tripadvisor has higher revenue and earnings than Qunar Cayman Islands. Qunar Cayman Islands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Tripadvisor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and Liberty Tripadvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qunar Cayman Islands -67.87% -291.65% -30.15%
Liberty Tripadvisor 0.44% 0.13% 0.10%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.9% of Qunar Cayman Islands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.1% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Liberty Tripadvisor beats Qunar Cayman Islands on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qunar Cayman Islands

Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Qunar) is engaged in offering mobile and online commerce platform for travel in China. The Company offers a range of travel products, including flights, hotels, vacations packages, attraction tickets and other travel related offerings. The Company offers Qunar Travel, which is a mobile application that enables its users to search for and purchase travel products. The Company’s software as a service (SaaS) system provides an online presence for over 360,000 travel service providers. Its search engine provides real-time travel products information directly sourced from travel service providers and through its SaaS platform. The Company’s main lines of business include flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages and attraction tickets. It offers display advertising, train tickets, car services, tour guides and other services. Its system provides instant confirmation of booking, rescheduling and cancellation for its flight ticket transactions.

About Liberty Tripadvisor

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. Through its interests in subsidiaries and other companies, the Company is primarily engaged in the online travel research and online commerce industries. The Company’s subsidiaries include TripAdvisor, Inc. (TripAdvisor), which owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands, and BuySeasons, Inc., which owns and operates BuyCostumes.com and the Celebrate Express (BuySeasons) family of Websites. TripAdvisor is a travel site focusing on helping people around the world to plan and book a trip. TripAdvisor manages its business in two segments: Hotel, including click-based advertising, display-based advertising and subscription-based advertising, and Non-Hotel, including its attractions, restaurants and vacation rental businesses. BuySeasons is an online retailer and supplier of costumes, accessories, seasonal decor and party supplies.

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