Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE – Get Rating) and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (NYSE:APSG – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.1% of Expedia Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Apollo Strategic Growth Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Expedia Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apollo Strategic Growth Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is aimed for long-term growth.
This table compares Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Just Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Apollo Strategic Growth Capital||AFTER||-15.61%||0.76%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Expedia Group||$8.60 billion||2.40||$12.00 million||$1.16||114.09|
|Apollo Strategic Growth Capital||AFTER||AFTER||$6.20 million||AFTER||AFTER|
Expedia Group has higher revenue and earnings than Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommendations for Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Apollo Strategic Growth Capital||0||0||0||0||AFTER|
Expedia Group presently has a consensus target price of $210.13, indicating a potential upside of 58.78%. Given Expedia Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Expedia Group is more favorable than Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.
Risk & Volatility
Expedia Group has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apollo Strategic Growth Capital has a beta of -0.04, meaning that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500 .
Expedia Group beats Apollo Strategic Growth Capital on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Expedia Group (GetRated)
Expedia Group, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Retail, B2B, and trivago segments. Its brand portfolio include Brand Expedia, a full-service online travel brand with localized websites; Hotels.com for marketing and distributing lodging accommodations; Vrbo, an online marketplace for the alternative accommodations; Orbitz, Travelocity, and CheapTickets travel websites; ebookers, an online EMEA travel agent for travelers an array of travel options; Hotwire, which offers travel booking services; CarRentals.com, an online car rental booking service; Classic Vacations, a luxury travel specialist; and Expedia Cruise, a provider of advice for travelers booking cruises. The company’s brand portfolio also comprise Expedia Partner Solutions, a business-to-business brand that provides travel and non-travel vertical, which includes corporate travel management, airlines, travel agents, online retailers and financial institutions; and Egencia that provides corporate travel management services. In addition, its brand portfolio consists of Trivago, a hotel metasearch website, which send referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from hotel metasearch websites; and Expedia Group Media solutions. Further, the company provides online travel services through its Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Wotif.co.nz, and lastminute.co.nz brands; loyalty programs; hotel accommodations and alternative accommodations; and advertising and media services. It serves leisure and corporate travelers. The company was formerly known as Expedia, Inc. and changed its name to Expedia Group, Inc. in March 2018. Expedia Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
About Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (GetRated)
Apollo Strategic Growth Capital does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or other business combination with one or more businesses. The company was formerly known as APH III (Sub I), Ltd. and changed its name to Apollo Strategic Growth Capital in August 2020. Apollo Strategic Growth Capital was incorporated in 2008 and is based in New York, New York.
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