Financial Comparison: Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) & International Monetary Systems (NASDAQ:ITNM)

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) and International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Booking has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Monetary Systems has a beta of -0.33, meaning that its stock price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Booking and International Monetary Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Booking 0 14 14 0 2.50
International Monetary Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Booking currently has a consensus price target of $2,067.05, indicating a potential upside of 9.83%. Given Booking’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Booking is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.


This table compares Booking and International Monetary Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Booking 28.79% 48.32% 18.43%
International Monetary Systems N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Booking shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Booking shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Booking and International Monetary Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Booking $14.53 billion 5.61 $4.00 billion $92.59 20.33
International Monetary Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Booking has higher revenue and earnings than International Monetary Systems.


Booking beats International Monetary Systems on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Booking

Booking Holdings Inc, formerly The Priceline Group Inc., is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its, and brands. Its other brands include KAYAK, and OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable). As of December 31, 2016, offered accommodation reservation services for over 1,115,000 properties in over 220 countries and territories on its various Websites and in over 40 languages, which included over 568,000 vacation rental properties (updated property counts were available on the Website).

About International Monetary Systems

International Monetary Systems, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and operates trade exchanges and other related businesses in the United States and Canada. Trade exchanges or barter networks are financial service firms, which permit companies and individuals to exchange goods and services utilizing an electronic currency, ‘trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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