The shares of Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) and Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) soared to 0.32% closing at the price of $74.33 whereas the shares of Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) declined -0.57% with the decrease of -0.75 points closing at the price of $131.67. Twilio Inc. has currently increase 90.74% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Workday, Inc. added 3.98% 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 Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) is -18.6% while the ROI of Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) is -10.4%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, TWLO’s EBITDA Margin is -91.29 whereas WDAY’s is -168.95.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) and Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) reported $0.03/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $-0.05/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 160 Percent. While, Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) reported EPS of $0.31/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.26/share depicting a Surprise of 19.2 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Twilio Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Workday, Inc.. so TWLO is more profitable than WDAY.
Technical Analysis of Twilio Inc. & Workday, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Twilio Inc. was in BEARISH territory and Workday, Inc. was in BEARISH territory.
TWLO’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While WDAY’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: TWLO’s 20% versus WDAY’s 34.9%
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 Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) is predicted at 20% while Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) stands at 34.9%. These numbers suggest that WDAY 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 TWLO stands at 7.2 while WDAY is at 1.9 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.98 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.66.
The values of the both ratios suggest that TWLO is more suitable investment when the liquidity and risk is the main concern.
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 1.6 for TWLO and 2.4 for WDAY which means TWLO has Buy rating whereas WDAY 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 TWLO is $85.59 which is 13.16% of its current price while WDAY has price target of 154.65 which is 14.86% 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.
TWLO currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas WDAY has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 498.86 and for the later it depicts the value of 87.55.
The price to Book P/B for TWLO is 16.67, Price to Sale is at 14.99 and for WDAY these ratios stand at 16.02 and 11.75.