Tripadvisor (TRIP) and HUYA (HUYA) Head to Head Contrast

Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) and HUYA (NYSE:HUYA) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.8% of Tripadvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.6% of HUYA shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Tripadvisor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tripadvisor and HUYA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tripadvisor $1.56 billion 5.59 -$19.00 million $0.48 131.71
HUYA $335.80 million 9.49 -$12.44 million N/A N/A

HUYA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tripadvisor.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Tripadvisor and HUYA, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tripadvisor 3 14 2 0 1.95
HUYA 1 3 4 0 2.38

Tripadvisor currently has a consensus price target of $54.69, suggesting a potential downside of 13.50%. HUYA has a consensus price target of $31.96, suggesting a potential upside of 102.15%. Given HUYA’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HUYA is more favorable than Tripadvisor.

Profitability

This table compares Tripadvisor and HUYA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tripadvisor 1.38% 7.46% 4.59%
HUYA N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Tripadvisor beats HUYA on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company operates in two segments, Hotel and Non-Hotel. Its travel platform aggregates reviews and opinions of members about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants, which enables users to research and plan their travel experiences, as well as book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurant reservations on its site or mobile app, or on the site or app of travel partner sites. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 48 markets and 28 languages. It also manages and operates 20 other media brands that provide users the comprehensive travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry, such as airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, citymaps.com, cruisecritic.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, thefork.com, gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, housetrip.com, jetsetter.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, vacationhomerentals.com, and viator.com. The company's Websites feature 600 million reviews and opinions on 7.5 million places comprising 1.2 million hotels, inns, B&Bs, and specialty lodging; 750,000 vacation rentals; 4.6 million restaurants; and 915,000 activities and attractions worldwide. TripAdvisor, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.

About HUYA

HUYA Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates game live streaming platforms in the People's Republic of China. Its platforms enable broadcasters and viewers to interact during live streaming. The company also provides advertising and online game-related services. As of December 31, 2017, its live streaming content covered approximately 2,600 games, including mobile, PC, and console games. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Guangzhou, China. HUYA Inc. is a subsidiary of YY Inc.

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