Performance Comparison of Camber Energy, Inc. (CEI) and The AES Corporation (AES)

The shares of Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI) and The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI) declined to -9.42% closing at the price of $0.22 whereas the shares of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) declined -0.27% with the decrease of -0.04 points closing at the price of $14.78. Camber Energy, Inc. has currently decrease -64.83% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival The AES Corporation added 30.91% 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 Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI) is -209.7% while the ROI of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is -0.8%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, CEI’s EBITDA Margin is -9.79 whereas AES’s is 8.58.

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

EPS & Surprise Factor
Technical Analysis of Camber Energy, Inc. & The AES Corporation

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Camber Energy, Inc. was in BEARISH territory and The AES Corporation was in BULLISH territory.

CEI’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While AES’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: CEI’s 0% versus AES’s 8.6%

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 Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI) is predicted at 0% while The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) stands at 8.6%. These numbers suggest that AES 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 CEI stands at 0 while AES is at 1.3 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0 while the debt ratio of the later is 5.92.

The values of the both ratios suggest that AES 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 4 for CEI and 2.7 for AES which means CEI has Sell rating whereas AES 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 CEI is $1 which is 78% of its current price while AES has price target of 13.75 which is -7.49% 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.

CEI currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas AES has 34.78 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 0 and for the later it depicts the value of 11.3.

The price to Book P/B for CEI is 0, Price to Sale is at 2.45 and for AES these ratios stand at 2.95 and 0.92.