The shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) soared to 0.37% closing at the price of $32.43 whereas the shares of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) declined -0.66% with the decrease of -0.22 points closing at the price of $32.93. Yandex N.V. has currently decrease -6.43% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Discovery, Inc. added 46.16% in the previous 6-months.
Now we have to analyze the facts that if the stocks were worthy off investors’ money? The facts to analyze here are risks, profitability, returns and price trends.
Returns and Profitability
Profitability and returns are the main reason of investment, the investors are looking for profits that they get and return they should expect over the period of time.
The first and foremost return that is considered while making an investment is the ROI or Return on Investment. The ROI is the ratio between the profit against the cost of investment. Currently the ROI of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) is 8.1% while the ROI of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) is 2.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, YNDX’s EBITDA Margin is 12.11 whereas DISCA’s is 13.63.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) reported $0.23/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.23/share Thus meeting the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 0 Percent. While, Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) reported EPS of $0.66/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.86/share depicting a Surprise of -23.3 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Yandex N.V. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Discovery, Inc.. so YNDX is more profitable than DISCA.
Technical Analysis of Yandex N.V. & Discovery, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Yandex N.V. was in BEARISH territory and Discovery, Inc. was in BULLISH territory.
YNDX’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with LOW volatility. While DISCA’s candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM.
EPS Growth Rate: YNDX’s 0.75% versus DISCA’s 7%
Another shareholder value can be analyzed through the EPS growth rate; the next 5 years EPS growth rate is predicted by the analysts after the analyzing the previous trends. The next 5 year EPS growth rate of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) is predicted at 0.75% while Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) stands at 7%. These numbers suggest that DISCA is more suitable investment in terms of EPS growth rate.
Financial Risk and Liquidity Concerns
The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The current ratio of YNDX stands at 2.9 while DISCA is at 1.4 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.11 while the debt ratio of the later is 2.31.
The values of the both ratios suggest that one is more liquid and other investment is more risk free.
While making an investment, another main factor to consider before investing is the analyst recommendation on the scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is strong buy, 2 is buy, 3 is hold, 4 is Sell and 5 is strong sell. Analyst recommend 1.9 for YNDX and 2.5 for DISCA which means YNDX has Buy rating whereas DISCA has Hold rating.
Another recommendation of analyst that is to be considered worthy is the price target. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future. The price target set for YNDX is $41.58 which is 22.01% of its current price while DISCA has price target of 30.73 which is -7.16% of its current price.
Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.
YNDX currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 17.86 whereas DISCA has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 23.95 and for the later it depicts the value of 9.67.
The price to Book P/B for YNDX is 3.97, Price to Sale is at 6.61 and for DISCA these ratios stand at 2.17 and 1.99.