Liberty Tripadvisor (NASDAQ: LTRPA) and Trivago N.V. ADS (NASDAQ:TRVG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Tripadvisor and Trivago N.V. ADS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Tripadvisor 0 1 0 0 2.00
Trivago N.V. ADS 1 7 2 0 2.10

Trivago N.V. ADS has a consensus target price of $13.70, indicating a potential upside of 95.99%. Given Trivago N.V. ADS’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trivago N.V. ADS is more favorable than Liberty Tripadvisor.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor and Trivago N.V. ADS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Tripadvisor 0.44% 0.13% 0.10%
Trivago N.V. ADS N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.2% of Trivago N.V. ADS shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Liberty Tripadvisor shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor and Trivago N.V. ADS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Tripadvisor $1.53 billion 0.47 $21.00 million $0.10 96.50
Trivago N.V. ADS $834.68 million 2.94 -$56.08 million N/A N/A

Liberty Tripadvisor has higher revenue and earnings than Trivago N.V. ADS.

Summary

Liberty Tripadvisor beats Trivago N.V. ADS on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Tripadvisor Company Profile

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.

Trivago N.V. ADS Company Profile

Trivago NV is a company based in the Netherlands that operates an online hotel search platform. The platform allows users to search for, compare and book hotels. It gathers information from various third parties’ platforms and provides information about the hotel, pictures, ratings, reviews and filters, such as price, location and extra options. The Company offers access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries via more than 50 localized websites and applications in various languages. The Company also offers marketing tools and services to hotels and hotel chains, as well as to online travel agencies and advertisers, among others. Its principal executive offices are located in Germany.

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