Financial Review: Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) & XO Group (XOXO)

Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A and XO Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A 0 0 1 0 3.00
XO Group 0 3 0 0 2.00



Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A presently has a consensus price target of $151.00, suggesting a potential upside of 265.71%. XO Group has a consensus price target of $31.67, suggesting a potential downside of 8.48%. Given Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A is more favorable than XO Group.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XO Group has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A and XO Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A $10.29 billion 0.23 -$192.00 million N/A N/A
XO Group $160.56 million 5.59 $5.53 million $0.39 88.72

XO Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A and XO Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A -1.85% 12.74% 6.81%
XO Group 8.17% 9.17% 7.84%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.1% of XO Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of XO Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

XO Group beats Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A Company Profile

Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company, through its technology with the tools and information, enables business and leisure travelers to research, plan, book, and experience travel. It also provides media and advertising services to travel and non-travel advertisers. In addition, the company operates as an Internet retailer of dietary supplements, sports nutrition products, and other health and wellness products, as well as publishes online health and fitness content, which offers fitness content, workout programs, video database, articles, recipes, health advice, and motivational stories. Further, it offers paid subscription model for structured online fitness trainers and nutrition education. The company operates under the Brand Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago, HomeAway, Egencia, Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, Travelocity, Hotwire, Wotif Group, CarRentals.com, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. brands. Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc. provides multiplatform media and marketplace services to the wedding, pregnancy and parenting, and local entertainment markets primarily in the United States. It operates a network of Websites under various brands, including The Knot, which offers wedding resources and marketplaces through wedding Website and mobile apps, national and local wedding magazines, and nationally published books; and The Bump, a pregnancy and parenting brand that provides personalized information, content, and tools for navigating the journey from fertility to pregnancy and parenting through the toddler years. The company's network of Websites also comprise GigMasters, an event marketplace for finding and booking the entertainment and vendors for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, and others. It also offers local online advertising programs, such as online listings, digital advertisements, and direct email marketing; and national online advertising programs consisting of display advertisements, custom and brand-integrated content, direct emails, and placement in its online search tools. In addition, the company provides transaction offerings that include a registry service, which enables users to create, manage, and share various retail store registries from a single source; and retailer and local vendor offerings, such as invitations, stationery, reception decor, and personalized gifts. Further, it publishes The Knot national and regional magazines. The company was formerly known as The Knot, Inc. and changed its name to XO Group Inc. in June 2011. XO Group Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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