Which Company would you put your All In? Fortive Corporation (FTV) or Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (MLCO)

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The shares of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) and Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) declined to -0.39% closing at the price of $83.65 whereas the shares of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) declined -3.43% with the decrease of -0.68 points closing at the price of $19.14. Fortive Corporation has currently increase 10.36% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited subtracted -34.96% 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 Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is 13.5% while the ROI of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) is 8.2%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, FTV’s EBITDA Margin is 18.4 whereas MLCO’s is 10.23.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor

Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) reported $0.91/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.89/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 2.2 Percent. While, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) reported EPS of $0.12/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.27/share depicting a Surprise of -55.6 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Fortive Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited. so FTV is more profitable than MLCO.

Technical Analysis of Fortive Corporation & Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Fortive Corporation was in BEARISH territory and Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited was in BEARISH territory.

FTV’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with LOW volatility. While MLCO’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: FTV’s 12.4% versus MLCO’s 12%

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 Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is predicted at 12.4% while Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) stands at 12%. These numbers suggest that FTV 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 FTV stands at 2 while MLCO is at 1 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.66 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.28.

The values of the both ratios suggest that one is more liquid and other investment is more risk free.

Analyst Recommendations

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 2.3 for FTV and 1.6 for MLCO which means FTV has Hold rating whereas MLCO has Buy 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 FTV is $86.83 which is 3.66% of its current price while MLCO has price target of 32.55 which is 41.2% of its current price.

Valuation Ratios

Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.

FTV currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 26.93 whereas MLCO has 23 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 22.04 and for the later it depicts the value of 13.73.

The price to Book P/B for FTV is 5.19, Price to Sale is at 4.12 and for MLCO these ratios stand at 3.16 and 1.93.