The shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) declined to -3.73% closing at the price of $7.48 whereas the shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) declined -1.17% with the decrease of -0.51 points closing at the price of $43.07. Snap Inc. has currently decrease -48.34% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Micron Technology, Inc. subtracted -14.68% 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 Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) is -102.1% while the ROI of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is 19.2%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, SNAP’s EBITDA Margin is -5.78 whereas MU’s is 2.47.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) reported $-0.14/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $-0.17/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 17.6 Percent. While, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) reported EPS of $3.53/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $3.34/share depicting a Surprise of 5.7 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Snap Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Micron Technology, Inc.. so SNAP is more profitable than MU.
Technical Analysis of Snap Inc. & Micron Technology, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Snap Inc. was in BEARISH territory and Micron Technology, Inc. was in BEARISH territory.
SNAP’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While MU’s candle is BEARISH with LOW.
EPS Growth Rate: SNAP’s 34.7% versus MU’s 24.95%
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 Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) is predicted at 34.7% while Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) stands at 24.95%. These numbers suggest that SNAP 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 SNAP stands at 6.7 while MU is at 2.6 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.26.
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 3.1 for SNAP and 2.1 for MU which means SNAP has Sell rating whereas MU 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 SNAP is $11.24 which is 33.45% of its current price while MU has price target of 68.53 which is 37.15% 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.
SNAP currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas MU has 3.79 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 0 and for the later it depicts the value of 4.37.
The price to Book P/B for SNAP is 3.74, Price to Sale is at 9.72 and for MU these ratios stand at 1.74 and 1.67.