Yatra Online (NASDAQ: YTRA) and Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Yatra Online and Travelzoo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yatra Online -90.85% -51,721.07% -71.56%
Travelzoo 5.23% 22.26% 7.72%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yatra Online and Travelzoo’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yatra Online $152.54 million 2.19 -$42.19 million ($5.42) -1.82
Travelzoo $122.77 million 0.89 $10.15 million $0.45 19.00

Travelzoo has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Yatra Online. Yatra Online is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Travelzoo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Yatra Online shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.2% of Travelzoo shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.5% of Travelzoo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Yatra Online and Travelzoo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yatra Online 0 0 4 0 3.00
Travelzoo 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yatra Online presently has a consensus target price of $14.95, suggesting a potential upside of 51.62%. Given Yatra Online’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Yatra Online is more favorable than Travelzoo.

Summary

Travelzoo beats Yatra Online on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yatra Online

Yatra Online, Inc. is an India-based consumer travel platform and online travel agent. The Company’s segments include Air Ticketing, Hotels and Packages, and Others. Through Internet and mobile-based platform and call-centers, the Company provides the facility to book and service international and domestic air tickets to customer through business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) channel. Through an Internet and mobile-based platform, call-centers and branch offices, the Company provides holiday packages and hotel reservations. The Other segment includes the advertisement income from hosting advertisements on its Internet Websites, income from sale of rail and bus tickets, and income from facilitating Website access to travel insurance companies. It offers multiple mobile applications for a range of consumer segments and services, including Yatra, Yatra Mini, Yatra Web Check-In, Yatra Corporate, Travelguru HomeStay and Yatra Hoteliers DESTranet.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo, formerly Travelzoo Inc., is a media commerce company. The Company informs over 28 million members in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, as well as various Website users, about the travel and entertainment deals available from a range of companies. The Company operates through three segments: Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific segment consists of the Company’s operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The Europe segment consists of the Company’s operations in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. The North America segment consists of Travelzoo’s operations in Canada and the United States. Its publications and products include the Travelzoo Websites, the Travelzoo Top 20 e-mail newsletter, the Newsflash e-mail alert service, the SuperSearch pay-per-click travel search tool, and the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by Travelzoo.

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