Critical survey: acquisition of Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR) and ITHAX (NASDAQ: ITHX)


Tuniu (NASDAQ:TOUR – Get Rating) and ITHAX Acquisition (NASDAQ:ITHX – Get Rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, and dividends.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Tuniu and ITHAX Acquisition.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Tuniu $66.90 million 1.62 -$19.07 million ($0.15) -5.57
Acquisition ITHAX N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

ITHAX Acquisition has lower revenues, but higher profits than Tuniu.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Tuniu and ITHAX Acquisition.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Tuniu -31.54% -8.45% -4.30%
Acquisition ITHAX N / A N / A N / A

Institutional and insider ownership

8.9% of Tuniu shares are held by institutional investors. 76.1% of Tuniu shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tuniu and ITHAX Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Tuniu 0 0 0 0 N / A
Acquisition ITHAX 0 0 2 0 3.00

ITHAX Acquisition has a consensus price target of $13.25, indicating upside potential of 30.80%. Considering the likely higher upside of ITHAX Acquisition, analysts clearly believe that ITHAX Acquisition is more favorable than Tuniu.


ITHAX Acquisition beats Tuniu on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tunisia

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Tuniu Corporation is an online leisure travel company in China. The company offers various organized tours, including organized and self-guided tours; and other travel-related services, such as tourist attraction tickets, visa application services, accommodation reservation, financial services and hotel reservation services, and air ticketing , train and bus for leisure travellers. It also provides car rental and insurance services, as well as advertising services to offices and tourist offices. The Company offers its products and services through various online and offline channels including website; mobile platform; a call center in Nanjing; and other offline retail stores in China. Tuniu Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China.

About the acquisition of ITHAX

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ITHAX Acquisition Corp. does not carry out significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.

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