Critical Contrast: Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) versus The Competition

Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) is one of 17 public companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Lindblad Expeditions to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Lindblad Expeditions has a beta of 2.29, meaning that its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lindblad Expeditions’ rivals have a beta of 1.33, meaning that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.7% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.9% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lindblad Expeditions -0.87% 4.97% 1.06%
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors -21.13% -19.72% -7.21%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lindblad Expeditions 0 3 3 0 2.50
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors 209 821 1351 55 2.51

Lindblad Expeditions currently has a consensus target price of $13.17, suggesting a potential upside of 28.77%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential downside of 2.47%. Given Lindblad Expeditions’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Lindblad Expeditions is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lindblad Expeditions $343.09 million $16.35 million 26.22
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors $4.39 billion $411.57 million 21.68

Lindblad Expeditions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lindblad Expeditions. Lindblad Expeditions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Lindblad Expeditions rivals beat Lindblad Expeditions on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Lindblad Expeditions Company Profile

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It delivers voyages through a fleet of eight owned expedition ships and five seasonal charter vessels under the Lindblad brand; and operates eco-conscious expeditions and nature focused small-group tours under the Natural Habitat brand. The company has a strategic alliance with the National Geographic Society. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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