Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) is one of 11 public companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Travelport Worldwide Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Travelport Worldwide Limited has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Travelport Worldwide Limited’s peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.1% of Travelport Worldwide Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Travelport Worldwide Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Travelport Worldwide Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Travelport Worldwide Limited pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Travelport Worldwide Limited is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Travelport Worldwide Limited and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelport Worldwide Limited 0 2 1 0 2.33
Travelport Worldwide Limited Competitors 87 646 966 43 2.55

Travelport Worldwide Limited presently has a consensus target price of $17.25, indicating a potential upside of 27.87%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 17.09%. Given Travelport Worldwide Limited’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Travelport Worldwide Limited is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Travelport Worldwide Limited and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Travelport Worldwide Limited $2.35 billion $16.82 million 18.74
Travelport Worldwide Limited Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 9.77

Travelport Worldwide Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Travelport Worldwide Limited. Travelport Worldwide Limited 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.

Profitability

This table compares Travelport Worldwide Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelport Worldwide Limited 3.72% -42.32% 3.96%
Travelport Worldwide Limited Competitors -18.10% -61.25% -10.57%

Summary

Travelport Worldwide Limited beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Travelport Worldwide Limited Company Profile

Travelport Worldwide Limited provides a travel commerce platform, which offers distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the travel and tourism industry. The Company connects travel providers, such as airlines and hotel chains with online and offline travel agencies and other travel buyers in its business-to-business (B2B) travel commerce platform (its Travel Commerce Platform). It also provides a range of digital and mobile services that allow airlines, hotels, corporate travel management companies and travel agencies to engage with their customers through mobile services, including applications, corporate booking tools, mobile Web and mobile messaging. Travel Commerce Platform connects travel providers and travel buyers, as well as travel agencies, travel management companies (TMCs) and corporations. As of December 31, 2016, it provided air distribution services to approximately 400 airlines globally, including approximately 125 low cost carriers (LCCs).

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