Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese online travel company International (Nasdaq: CTRP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ctrip's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Ctrip facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Shanghai, China (1999)

Market Cap

$5.8 billion


Hotels, resorts, and cruise lines

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$353 million


Co-Founder/CEO Alfred Min Fan

CFO Jane Jie Sun

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

35.9% and 41.4%


$380 million / $0


eLong (Nasdaq: LONG)

Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,316 members who have rated Ctrip believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sirishkr and robotbugs.

Just last month, sirihkr tapped Ctrip as a great way to go for growth: "Leading online travel reservation agency for China. international travelers to China, and foreigners of Chinese origin, will increasingly be using [Ctrip]. Market will expand significantly and [Ctrip] is likely to lead or become an acquisition target."

Ctrip's position as the dominant online travel portal in China continues to drive our community's fondness for the stock. While competition has certainly been increasing, Ctrip's sales are still about six times that of its closest rival, eLong (majority owned by Expedia). More importantly, Ctrip's consistent 20%-plus returns on equity also dwarf eLong's.

Of course, at a forward P/E of 34, Ctrip doesn't exactly seem cheap. But if the growth winds working for Ctrip are as strong as CAPS member robotbugs believes they are, the stock could be offering some pretty decent value: is the upcoming [Expedia] of China. As China's economy improves and its middle class swells more people will be booking travel and they are going to be doing it online. This industry is still small in China, and despite their current economic slowdown, their future looks promising.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Ctrip is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.