Monday, March 8, 2010

Motley Fool on eLong, Ctrip, Home Inn and more in China

It is definitely China week here are the BOOT. Two posts on Ctrip last week one on an interview with their CFO Jane Jie Sun and one on their acquisition war chest plans.

This week I came across another interesting post for China watches to read. Rick Munarriz over at the Motley Fool site published a post titled "Panoramic View of Chinese Travel Plays" In the story Muarriz discusses the performance of online travel company eLong (Nasdaq: LONG) , budget hotel chain Home Inn (Nasdaq: HMIN) (interesting side bar - Home Inn was founded by CTRIP founder) as well as Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP) itself and even Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN) and AirMedia (Nasdaq: AMCN).

Good comparison on performance of eLong and Ctrip. Worth a read. Interesting note on eLong. Though it is profitable, more than half its market cap is explained by the $139mm in cash in the bank.

thanks to steve webel for the great photo care of flickr

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