The shares of DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) and Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) declined to -1.19% closing at the price of $85.87 whereas the shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) declined -0.45% with the decrease of -0.05 points closing at the price of $10.99. DXC Technology Company has currently decrease -3.69% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Platform Specialty Products Corporation added 13.18% 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 DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) is 9.8% while the ROI of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) is 2%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, DXC’s EBITDA Margin is 5.61 whereas PAH’s is 10.48.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) and Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH).
EPS & Surprise Factor
DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) reported $1.93/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $1.75/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 10.3 Percent. While, Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) reported EPS of $0.26/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.24/share depicting a Surprise of 8.3 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, DXC Technology Company tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Platform Specialty Products Corporation. so DXC is more profitable than PAH.
Technical Analysis of DXC Technology Company & Platform Specialty Products Corporation
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the DXC Technology Company was in BEARISH territory and Platform Specialty Products Corporation was in BEARISH territory.
DXC’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While PAH’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: DXC’s 30.57% versus PAH’s 12.1%
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 DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) is predicted at 30.57% while Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) stands at 12.1%. These numbers suggest that DXC 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 DXC stands at 0.9 while PAH is at 2.1 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.61 while the debt ratio of the later is 2.19.
The values of the both ratios suggest that PAH 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 2.2 for DXC and 2.3 for PAH which means DXC has Hold rating whereas PAH 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 DXC is $103.44 which is 16.99% of its current price while PAH has price target of 14.8 which is 25.74% 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.
DXC currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 13.52 whereas PAH has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 9.43 and for the later it depicts the value of 12.47.
The price to Book P/B for DXC is 2.13, Price to Sale is at 1.03 and for PAH these ratios stand at 1.25 and 0.8.