Reviewing PRA Group Inc. (PRAA)’s and Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)’s results

We are comparing PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) and Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) on their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. They both are Business Services companies, competing one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PRA Group Inc. 930.03M 1.43 59.68M 1.40 21.39
Booking Holdings Inc. 14.44B 5.38 4.16B 86.49 19.75

In table 1 we can see PRA Group Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Booking Holdings Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than PRA Group Inc. Company that presently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. PRA Group Inc. is trading at a higher P/E ratio than Booking Holdings Inc., indicating that it is presently more expensive of the two stocks.

Profitability

Table 2 has PRA Group Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PRA Group Inc. 6.42% 12.5% 3.8%
Booking Holdings Inc. 28.81% 40.1% 16.4%

Risk & Volatility

A 1.85 beta means PRA Group Inc.’s volatility is 85.00% more than Standard and Poor’s 500’s volatility. Booking Holdings Inc.’s 7.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.07 beta.

Analyst Ratings

The Ratings and Recommendations for PRA Group Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
PRA Group Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Booking Holdings Inc. 0 5 1 2.17

Competitively Booking Holdings Inc. has an average price target of $1901.67, with potential upside of 6.02%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

PRA Group Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 92%. PRA Group Inc.’s share held by insiders are 1.6%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 0.2% of Booking Holdings Inc.’s shares.

Performance

In this table we provide 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)
PRA Group Inc. -6.42% 1.69% -3.66% -16.75% -19.87% 23.14%
Booking Holdings Inc. -9.64% -6.82% -8.65% -12.15% -15.8% -0.85%

For the past year PRA Group Inc. has 23.14% stronger performance while Booking Holdings Inc. has -0.85% weaker performance.

Summary

Booking Holdings Inc. beats PRA Group Inc. on 12 of the 14 factors.

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.

Booking Holdings Inc. provides online travel and related services in the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. It operates Booking.com, which provides online accommodation reservation services; offers hotel, rental car, and airline ticket reservation services, as well as vacation packages and cruises under the priceline.com 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 agoda.com, which provides online accommodation reservation services; Rentalcars.com 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.

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