Critical Review: Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) versus DATATRAK International (NASDAQ:DTRK)

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) and DATATRAK International (OTCMKTS:DTRK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A and DATATRAK International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A $1.62 billion 0.32 -$64.00 million N/A N/A
DATATRAK International $7.45 million 1.27 $160,000.00 N/A N/A

DATATRAK International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DATATRAK International has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.3% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.0% of DATATRAK International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A and DATATRAK International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A 0 1 0 0 2.00
DATATRAK International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A currently has a consensus target price of $11.82, indicating a potential upside of 70.81%. Given Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A is more favorable than DATATRAK International.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A and DATATRAK International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A 0.57% 0.24% 0.16%
DATATRAK International 3.85% 37.64% 4.04%

Summary

DATATRAK International beats Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses. Its travel platform provides consumer-generated content, price comparison tools, and online reservation and related services for destinations, accommodations, travel activities and experiences, and restaurants. The company owns and operates portfolio of online travel brands, which offers travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry; and provides click-based, display-based, and subscription-based advertising services. It also operates Viator, a Website that offers research, book, and experience activities and attractions in travel destinations; and TheFork, an online restaurant booking platform operating various sites. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

About DATATRAK International

DATATRAK International, Inc., a technology and services company, provides unified clinical solutions and related services for the clinical trials industry. The company offers DATATRAK ONE Unified Experience, a clinical enterprise solution that allows clinical users and service providers to design, deliver, and manage clinical trials. Its products include UX CTMS 360 for planning and managing trials; UX Trial to streamline design-to-deployment process using a tool; UX EDC & Medical Coding for capturing and delivering data; UX Randomization and Trial Supply Management to randomize patients and automate supply; UX Patient Data Capture; UX Safety; and UX Training to train users and track certificates. The company also provides DATATRAK Clinical Consulting Services, such as training, support, learning center, Software as a Service hosting, standards, and trial design services. It serves contract research organizations, pharma and biotech companies, and clinical trial device companies. DATATRAK International, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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