Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) and Spin Master (OTCMKTS:SNMSF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ctrip.Com International and Spin Master’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ctrip.Com International||$4.52 billion||4.98||$162.00 million||$0.94||44.33|
This table compares Ctrip.Com International and Spin Master’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ctrip.Com International and Spin Master, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ctrip.Com International currently has a consensus target price of $42.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.39%. Spin Master has a consensus target price of $25.85, indicating a potential downside of 8.46%. Given Ctrip.Com International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ctrip.Com International is more favorable than Spin Master.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.1% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Ctrip.Com International beats Spin Master on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ctrip.Com International
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 has a strategic agreement with Radisson Hotel Group. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.
About Spin Master
Spin Master Corp., a children's entertainment company, creates, designs, manufactures, and markets various toys, games, products, and entertainment properties in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Activities, Games & Puzzles and Fun Furniture; Remote Control and Interactive Characters; Boys Action and High-Tech Construction; Pre-School and Girls; and Outdoor. The company sells toys and related products to retail customers and distributors, as well as online. The company was formerly known as SML Investments Inc. Spin Master Corp. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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