The shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) and Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) declined to -2.19% closing at the price of $43.78 whereas the shares of Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) declined -3.25% with the decrease of -0.03 points closing at the price of $0.89. Coca-Cola European Partners plc has currently increase 6.86% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Eldorado Gold Corporation subtracted -11.73% 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 Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) is 8.9% while the ROI of Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) is -1.4%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, CCE’s EBITDA Margin is 13.81 whereas EGO’s is 8.44.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) reported $0.77/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.75/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 2.7 Percent. While, Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) reported EPS of $0/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.01/share depicting a Surprise of -100 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Coca-Cola European Partners plc tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Eldorado Gold Corporation. so CCE is more profitable than EGO.
Technical Analysis of Coca-Cola European Partners plc & Eldorado Gold Corporation
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Coca-Cola European Partners plc was in BEARISH territory and Eldorado Gold Corporation was in BULLISH territory.
CCE’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While EGO’s candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM.
EPS Growth Rate: CCE’s 12.18% versus EGO’s 5%
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 Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) is predicted at 12.18% while Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) stands at 5%. These numbers suggest that CCE 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 CCE stands at 1 while EGO is at 7.2 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.83 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.
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 2.2 for CCE and 3 for EGO which means CCE has Hold rating whereas EGO 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 CCE is $47.31 which is 7.46% of its current price while EGO has price target of 1.83 which is 51.37% 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.
CCE currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 18.99 whereas EGO has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 14.98 and for the later it depicts the value of 222.87.
The price to Book P/B for CCE is 2.72, Price to Sale is at 1.67 and for EGO these ratios stand at 0.2 and 1.47.