Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ctrip's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Shanghai, China (1999)|
|Market Cap||$3.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$526.4 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Alfred Min Fan
CFO Jane Jie Sun
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||21.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$630.6 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 4,306 members who have rated Ctrip believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TedKnudson and All-Star griderX, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.
A few months ago , TedKnudson touched on the tailwinds working in Ctrip's favor: "China's middle class will continue to grow, increasing their travel, and continuing to shop for travel deal[s]."
Ctrip even boasts a robust three-year average operating margin of 34%. That's higher than that of U.S. counterparts Expedia (22%), priceline.com
CAPS All-Star griderX expands on the outperform argument: "price has hit a historical floor ... it has not seen these type of historical and forward looking valuations since it was trading at around $10/share back in late 2008 early 2009! The growth in the Chinese middle class will reward holders of a major travel provider like [Ctrip] in the decades to come."
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