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How to buy Despegar-com stock

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Despegar.com, Corp is a travel services business based in the US. Despegar-com shares (DESP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Despegar-com employs 3,029 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Despegar-com share price

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Despegar-com shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week range$4.44 - $17.66
50-day moving average $12.82
200-day moving average $10.35
Wall St. target price$14.43
PE ratio 186.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.19

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Is it a good time to buy Despegar-com stock?

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Is Despegar-com under- or over-valued?

Valuing Despegar-com stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Despegar-com's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Despegar-com's P/E ratio

Despegar-com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 187x. In other words, Despegar-com shares trade at around 187x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Despegar-com's EBITDA

Despegar-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Despegar-com's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Despegar-com financials

Revenue TTM $223.7 million
Gross profit TTM $345.3 million
Return on assets TTM -11.96%
Return on equity TTM -51.97%
Profit margin -52.12%
Book value $1.72
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Despegar-com shares

There are currently 1.1 million Despegar-com shares held short by investors – that's known as Despegar-com's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Despegar-com shares can be evaluated.

Despegar-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Despegar-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Despegar-com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Despegar-com shares traded daily (recently around 375702.06896552). Despegar-com's SIR currently stands at 2.9. In other words for every 100,000 Despegar-com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2900 shares are currently held short.

However Despegar-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Despegar-com shares, or, against the total number of tradable Despegar-com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Despegar-com's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Despegar-com shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0217% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Despegar-com shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Despegar-com.

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Despegar-com share dividends

We're not expecting Despegar-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Despegar-com share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Despegar-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.44 up to $17.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Despegar-com's is 2.5935. This would suggest that Despegar-com's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Despegar-com overview

Despegar. com, Corp. , online travel company, provides a range of travel and travel-related products through its websites and mobile applications in Latin America. The company operates through two segments, Air; and Packages, Hotels and Other Travel Products. It offers airline tickets, packages, hotels, and other travel-related products, which enable consumers to find, compare, plan, and purchase travel products through its marketplace under the Despegar and Decolar brands. The company provides a technology platform for its travel suppliers to manage the distribution of their products. Despegar.

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