Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ: ETSY) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Ctrip.Com International has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Etsy has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% of Ctrip.Com International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of Etsy shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Etsy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and Etsy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ctrip.Com International $4.15 billion 4.96 $329.22 million $0.59 64.47
Etsy $441.23 million 14.34 $81.80 million $0.38 139.08

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

Profitability

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and Etsy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ctrip.Com International 18.11% 4.74% 2.46%
Etsy 17.52% 13.23% 6.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ctrip.Com International and Etsy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ctrip.Com International 0 5 8 0 2.62
Etsy 1 4 6 0 2.45

Ctrip.Com International currently has a consensus target price of $49.08, suggesting a potential upside of 29.03%. Etsy has a consensus target price of $43.95, suggesting a potential downside of 16.83%. Given Ctrip.Com International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ctrip.Com International is more favorable than Etsy.

Summary

Ctrip.Com International beats Etsy on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ctrip.Com International Company Profile

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. operates as a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. The company acts as an agent for hotel-related transactions and selling air tickets; and provides other related services, including sale of aviation and train insurance, air-ticket delivery services, online check-in, and other value-added services, such as online seat selection and real-time flight status. It also provides independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products comprising group tours, semi-group tours, and customized tours and packaged tours with various transportation arrangements, such as flights, cruises, buses, and car rental services. In addition, the company offers integrated transportation and accommodation services; various value-added services, such as transportation at destinations and tickets, insurance, visa services, and tour guides; and supplier management and customer relationship management services. Further, it provides its corporate clients with travel data collection and analysis, industry benchmark, cost saving analysis, and travel management solutions; and Corporate Travel Management System, an online platform that integrates information maintenance, online booking and authorization, online enquiry, and travel report system. Additionally, the company offers online advertising services. It operates a travel concept store in Dubai International Airport. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

Etsy Company Profile

Etsy, Inc. operates Etsy.com, a commerce platform to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. It provides various seller services and tools that are designed to help entrepreneurs for starting, managing, and scaling their businesses. The company offers approximately 50 million items across approximately 50 retail categories to buyers. It also provides various seller services, including Etsy payments, a payment processing service; promoted listings, an on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; shipping labels, which allows sellers in the United States and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom Websites, as well as offers seller tools and education resources to manage the administrative side of their businesses. Etsy, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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