Head to Head Analysis: Expedia (EXPE) versus Daseke (DSKE)

Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) and Daseke (NASDAQ:DSKE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Expedia and Daseke, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Expedia 0 11 17 0 2.61
Daseke 0 0 6 0 3.00

Expedia presently has a consensus price target of $144.89, indicating a potential upside of 25.63%. Daseke has a consensus price target of $14.10, indicating a potential upside of 47.64%. Given Daseke’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Daseke is more favorable than Expedia.


This table compares Expedia and Daseke’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Expedia 3.15% 8.25% 2.58%
Daseke 3.35% -4.69% -1.17%


Expedia pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Daseke does not pay a dividend. Expedia pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Expedia and Daseke’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Expedia $10.06 billion 1.73 $377.96 million $3.72 31.00
Daseke $846.30 million 0.65 $26.99 million ($0.60) -15.92

Expedia has higher revenue and earnings than Daseke. Daseke is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Expedia, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Expedia has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daseke has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.1% of Expedia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.5% of Daseke shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of Expedia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.2% of Daseke shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Expedia beats Daseke on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Expedia Company Profile

Expedia Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segments. The company facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions. It serves leisure and corporate travelers, including travel agencies, tour operators, travel supplier direct websites and their call centers; consolidators and wholesalers of travel products and services; online portals and search websites; and travel metasearch websites, mobile travel applications, social media websites, as well as traditional consumer e-commerce and group buying websites. The company also engages in advertising and media business. The company was formerly known as Expedia, Inc. and changed its name to Expedia Group, Inc. in March 2018. Expedia Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Daseke Company Profile

Daseke, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions with a focus on flatbed and specialized freight in North America. It operates through Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions segments. The company transports heavy haul freight, defense and commercial arms, ammunition and explosives, radioactive cargo and hazardous materials, and commercial sheet glass, as well as offers 10-wheel drive-away services. It also offers industrial warehousing and distribution services, including export packaging and free trade zone access in Savannah, Georgia; and over-dimensional cargo solution. In addition, Daseke, Inc. operates as an open deck carrier for power sports industry. The company serves automotive, port intermodal, power generation, and steel and building materials markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 3,218 company-owned tractors, and 11,237 trailers, as well as 2,056 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. Daseke, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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