Financial Review: Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) and Its Competitors

Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Lindblad Expeditions to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lindblad Expeditions -0.87% 4.97% 1.06%
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors -21.58% -19.95% -7.30%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lindblad Expeditions 0 3 3 0 2.50
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors 211 827 1365 55 2.51

Lindblad Expeditions presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 55.44%. As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 10.65%. Given Lindblad Expeditions’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lindblad Expeditions is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Lindblad Expeditions has a beta of 2.29, suggesting that its share price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lindblad Expeditions’ rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.7% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.9% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lindblad Expeditions $343.09 million $16.35 million 19.79
Lindblad Expeditions Competitors $4.39 billion $410.32 million 23.94

Lindblad Expeditions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lindblad Expeditions. Lindblad Expeditions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Lindblad Expeditions rivals beat Lindblad Expeditions on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Lindblad Expeditions Company Profile

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It delivers voyages through a fleet of eight owned expedition ships and five seasonal charter vessels under the Lindblad brand; and operates eco-conscious expeditions and nature focused small-group tours under the Natural Habitat brand. The company has a strategic alliance with the National Geographic Society. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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