Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) vs. Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (NYSE:APSG) Head-to-Head Review


Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPEGet a rating) and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (NYSE: APSGGet a rating) are both retail/wholesale businesses, but what is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Expedia Group shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 78.0% of Apollo Strategic Growth Capital’s shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Expedia Group shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 0.1% of Apollo Strategic Growth Capital’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Expedia Group 4.87% 11.93% 1.65%
Apollo Strategic Growth Capital N / A -15.61% 0.76%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Expedia Group $8.60 billion 2.40 $12.00 million $1.16 114.09
Apollo Strategic Growth Capital N / A N / A $6.20 million N / A N / A

Expedia Group has higher revenue and earnings than Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for Expedia Group and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Expedia Group 0 14 ten 0 2.42
Apollo Strategic Growth Capital 0 0 0 0 N / A

Expedia Group currently has a consensus target price of $210.13, indicating a potential upside of 58.78%. Given Expedia Group’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Expedia Group is more favorable than Apollo Strategic Growth Capital.

Risk and Volatility

Expedia Group has a beta of 1.51, meaning its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apollo Strategic Growth Capital has a beta of -0.04, meaning its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. .

Summary

Expedia Group beats Apollo Strategic Growth Capital on 10 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Expedia Group (Get a rating)

Expedia Group, Inc. operates as an online travel agency in the United States and internationally. The Company operates through Retail, B2B and trivago segments. Its brand portfolio includes Brand Expedia, a full-service online travel brand with localized websites; Hotels.com for the marketing and distribution of accommodation; Vrbo, an online marketplace for alternative accommodation; Orbitz, Travelocity and CheapTickets travel websites; ebookers, an EMEA online travel agency offering travelers a range of travel options; Hotwire, which offers travel reservation services; CarRentals.com, an online car rental reservation service; Classic Vacations, a luxury travel specialist; and Expedia Cruise, an advice provider for travelers booking cruises. The Company’s brand portfolio also includes Expedia Partner Solutions, a business-to-business brand that offers vertical, non-tourism travel, which includes corporate travel management, airlines, travel agents, online retailers and financial institutions ; and Egencia which provides corporate travel management services. In addition, its brand portfolio consists of Trivago, a hotel metasearch website, which sends referrals to online travel agencies and travel service providers from hotel metasearch websites. ; and Expedia Group Media Solutions. Additionally, the Company provides online travel services through its brands Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Wotif.co.nz and lastminute.co.nz; Loyalty programs; hotel accommodation and alternative accommodation; and advertising and media services. It serves leisure and business 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 (Get a rating)

Apollo Strategic Growth Capital has no significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock 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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