Global Business Travel Group (NYSE:GBTG – Get Rating) and Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE – Get Rating) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Global Business Travel Group has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virgin Galactic has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Global Business Travel Group and Virgin Galactic, as reported by MarketBeat.
|sell ratings||hold ratings||Buy rating||Strong Buy Ratings||rating score|
|Global Business Travel Group||0||0||0||0||N / A|
Virgin Galactic has a consensus price target of $14.58, suggesting a potential upside of 133.33%. Given Virgin Galactic’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Virgin Galactic is more favorable than Global Business Travel Group.
Insiders & Institutional Ownership
78.0% of Global Business Travel Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.7% of Virgin Galactic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Global Business Travel Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Virgin Galactic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Virgin Galactic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|net margins||return on equity||return on assets|
|Global Business Travel Group||N / A||-15.61%||-1.86%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Virgin Galactic’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Global Business Travel Group||N / A||N / A||$6.20 million||N / A||N / A|
|Virgin Galactic||$3.29 million||491.24||-$352.90 million||($1.38)||-4.53|
Global Business Travel Group has higher earnings but lower revenue than Virgin Galactic.
Global Business Travel Group Company Profile (Get Rating)
Global Business Travel Group, Inc. provides B2B travel platform services. It offers software and services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings and events for companies of various sizes. The company is based in New York, New York.
Virgin Galactic Company Profile (Get Rating)
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. focuses on the development, manufacture, and operation of spaceships and related technologies for conducting commercial human spaceflight and flying commercial research and development payloads into space. It is also involved in the ground and flight testing, and post-flight maintenance of its spaceflight system vehicles. The company serves private individuals, researchers, and government agencies. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. was a former subsidiary of Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc.
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