Global Business Travel Group (NYSE:GBTGGet Rating) and Astra Space (NASDAQ:ASTRGet Rating) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.0% of Global Business Travel Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.2% of Astra Space shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Global Business Travel Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.5% of Astra Space shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Astra Space’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Business Travel Group N/A -15.61% -1.86%
Astra Space N/A -46.21% -38.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Global Business Travel Group and Astra Space, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Business Travel Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Astra Space 1 0 1 0 2.00

Global Business Travel Group presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 112.22%. Astra Space has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 281.68%. Given Astra Space’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Astra Space is more favorable than Global Business Travel Group.

Risk and Volatility

Global Business Travel Group has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Astra Space has a beta of 2.01, indicating that its stock price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Business Travel Group and Astra Space’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Business Travel Group N/A N/A $6.20 million N/A N/A
Astra Space N/A N/A -$257.78 million ($1.06) -1.24

Summary

Global Business Travel Group beats Astra Space on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Business Travel Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Global Business Travel Group, Inc. provides B2B travel platform services. It offers software and services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings and events for companies of various sizes. The company is based in New York, New York.

Astra Space Company Profile (Get Rating)

Astra Space, Inc. designs, tests, manufactures, launches, and operates space products and services. The company also designs, tests, manufactures, and operates propulsion modules to enable satellites to orbit in space. Its customers primarily include satellite operators, satellite manufacturers, government agencies, and defense prime contractors. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.



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