Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) and PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) Comparing side by side

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) and PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) have been rivals in the Business Services for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Booking Holdings Inc. 14.44B 5.33 4.16B 86.45 20.70
PRA Group Inc. 930.03M 1.44 59.68M 1.43 20.14

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Booking Holdings Inc. and PRA Group Inc. PRA Group Inc. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Booking Holdings Inc. The business that Currently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. Booking Holdings Inc.’s currently higher price-to-earnings ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Booking Holdings Inc. 28.81% 46% 17.5%
PRA Group Inc. 6.42% 12.6% 3.8%

Volatility and Risk

Booking Holdings Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 5.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its 1.05 beta. PRA Group Inc.’s 1.79 beta is the reason why it is 79.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Booking Holdings Inc. and PRA Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Booking Holdings Inc. 0 4 3 2.43
PRA Group Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The consensus target price of Booking Holdings Inc. is $1987.14, with potential upside of 11.74%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Booking Holdings Inc. and PRA Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 99% and 0% respectively. Booking Holdings Inc.’s share held by insiders are 0.3%. On the other hand, insiders held about 1.9% of PRA Group Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Booking Holdings Inc. 2.16% -3.08% -6.8% -7.65% -13.64% 3.89%
PRA Group Inc. 3.42% 6.88% -8.12% 1.95% -24.96% 17.93%

For the past year Booking Holdings Inc. was less bullish than PRA Group Inc.


On 14 of the 14 factors Booking Holdings Inc. beats PRA Group Inc.

Booking Holdings Inc. provides online travel and related services in the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. It operates, which provides online accommodation reservation services; offers hotel, rental car, and airline ticket reservation services, as well as vacation packages and cruises under the brand through its Name Your Own Price and Express Deals travel services; and operates KAYAK, a meta-search service allowing consumers to easily search and compare travel itineraries and prices, including airline ticket, accommodation, and rental car reservation information. The company also operates, which provides online accommodation reservation services; that offers rental car reservation services; and OpenTable that offers restaurant reservation and information services to consumers and restaurant reservation management, as well as customer acquisition services to restaurants. As of December 31, 2017, it operated in approximately 220 countries and territories. The company was formerly known as The Priceline Group Inc. and changed its name to Booking Holdings Inc. in February 2018. Booking Holdings Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

PRA Group, Inc., a financial and business service company, engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans that have been charged-off by the credit grantor in the Americas and Europe. It is involved in the acquisition of accounts that are primarily the unpaid obligations of individuals owed to credit grantors, which include banks and other types of consumer, retail, and auto finance companies. The company also acquires nonperforming loans, including Visa and MasterCard credit cards, private label and other credit cards, installment loans, lines of credit, deficiency balances of various types, legal judgments, and trade payables from banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, telecommunication providers, retailers, utilities, automobile finance companies, student loan companies, and other debt owners. In addition, it provides fee-based services comprising vehicle location, skip tracing, and collateral recovery for auto lenders, government entities, and law enforcement; class action claims recovery services and purchases; servicing of consumer bankruptcy accounts; and contingent collections of nonperforming loans. The company was formerly known as Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. and changed its name to PRA Group, Inc. in October 2014. PRA Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.

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