Group (NASDAQ:TCOM) and ITEX (OTCMKTS:ITEX) Head-To-Head Comparison Group (NASDAQ:TCOMGet Rating) and ITEX (OTCMKTS:ITEXGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.1% of Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.0% of Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 32.0% of ITEX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Group and ITEX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Group 0 1 7 0 2.88
ITEX 0 0 0 0 N/A Group currently has a consensus target price of $44.70, indicating a potential upside of 21.96%. Given Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Group is more favorable than ITEX.


This table compares Group and ITEX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Group 6.45% 0.31% 0.18%

Volatility & Risk Group has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITEX has a beta of 0.21, indicating that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Group and ITEX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Group $2.91 billion N/A $206.00 million $0.28 130.90
ITEX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Group has higher revenue and earnings than ITEX.

Summary Group beats ITEX on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Group

(Get Rating) Group Ltd. engages in the provision of travel-related services. It provides hotel accommodations, airline tickets, packaged tours, corporate travel management services, property management systems and advertising services. The company was founded by Jian Zhang Liang, Min Fan, Nan Peng Shen and Qi Ji in June 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

About ITEX

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ITEX Corp. engages in the operation of cashless business transactions and operates as a marketplace. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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