Tuniu (NASDAQ:TOUR) and National Express Group (OTCMKTS:NXPGF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.5% of Tuniu shares are owned by institutional investors. 76.1% of Tuniu shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Tuniu has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Express Group has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tuniu and National Express Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tuniu -16.19% -3.82% -1.94%
National Express Group N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tuniu and National Express Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tuniu $336.92 million 2.22 -$118.81 million N/A N/A
National Express Group $2.85 billion 0.94 N/A N/A N/A

National Express Group has higher revenue and earnings than Tuniu.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Tuniu and National Express Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tuniu 0 1 0 0 2.00
National Express Group 0 1 0 0 2.00

Tuniu Company Profile

Tuniu Corporation operates as an online leisure travel company. The company offers a selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours; and other travel-related services, such as tourist attraction tickets selling, visa application services, financial services, and hotel booking services, as well as air, train, and bus ticketing and car rental services for leisure travelers. It also provides advertising services to tourism boards and bureaus; and insurance services. The company offers its products and services through various online and offline channels comprising the tuniu.com Website; mobile platform; a primary call center in Nanjing; a regional call center in Suqian; and other offline retail stores in China. As of March 14, 2018, it had approximately 2,000,000 stock keeping units of packaged tours covering approximately 420 cities in China and various destinations worldwide. Tuniu Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Nanjing, China.

National Express Group Company Profile

National Express Group PLC provides public transport services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America, and the Middle East. The company operates through UK, German Rail, ALSA, and North America segments. It owns and leases buses, coaches, and trains to deliver local, regional, national, and international transportation services. The company also operates urban bus and transit operations; scheduled coach services linking approximately 900 destinations across the United Kingdom; and offers private hire and commuter coach travel services in London and the south of England. In addition, the company operates service areas and other transport-related businesses, such as fuel distribution; and offers student transportation services. National Express Group PLC was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

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