Which Stock Worth Buying? Banco Bradesco Sa (BBD) or Square, Inc. (SQ)

The shares of Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) and Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) soared to 8.75% closing at the price of $8.7 whereas the shares of Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) declined -8.55% with the decrease of -8.05 points closing at the price of $86.06. Banco Bradesco Sa has currently decrease -12.97% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Square, Inc. added 80.04% 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 Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) is 0% while the ROI of Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) is -4.8%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, BBD’s EBITDA Margin is NOT AVAILABLE whereas SQ’s is -3028.82.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor

Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) reported $0.21/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.2/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 5 Percent. While, Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) reported EPS of $0.13/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.12/share depicting a Surprise of 8.3 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Square, Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Banco Bradesco Sa. so SQ is more profitable than BBD.

Technical Analysis of Banco Bradesco Sa & Square, Inc.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Banco Bradesco Sa was in BULLISH territory and Square, Inc. was in BEARISH territory.

BBD’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While SQ’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: BBD’s 20.3% versus SQ’s 54.8%

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 Banco Bradesco Sa (NYSE:BBD) is predicted at 20.3% while Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) stands at 54.8%. These numbers suggest that SQ 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 BBD stands at 0 while SQ is at 2.2 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.99.

The values of the both ratios suggest that SQ is more suitable investment when the liquidity and risk is the main concern.

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 BBD and 2.6 for SQ which means BBD has Hold rating whereas SQ 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 BBD is $9.57 which is 9.09% of its current price while SQ has price target of 78.82 which is -9.19% 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.

BBD currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 14.12 whereas SQ has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 10.12 and for the later it depicts the value of 109.91.

The price to Book P/B for BBD is 1.96, Price to Sale is at 3.8 and for SQ these ratios stand at 32.11 and 13.21.