The shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) and McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) declined to -2.81% closing at the price of $53.36 whereas the shares of McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) soared 5.31% with the increase of 0.11 points closing at the price of $2.18. Ventas, Inc. has currently increase 9.93% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival McEwen Mining Inc. added 5.31% 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 Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is 4.8% while the ROI of McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) is 3.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, VTR’s EBITDA Margin is 15.94 whereas MUX’s is -55.27.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) reported $0.46/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.37/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 24.3 Percent. While, McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) reported EPS of $-0.02/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, Ventas, Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than McEwen Mining Inc.. so VTR is more profitable than MUX.
Technical Analysis of Ventas, Inc. & McEwen Mining Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Ventas, Inc. was in BULLISH territory and McEwen Mining Inc. was in BULLISH territory.
VTR’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While MUX’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: VTR’s 6.9% versus MUX’s 0%
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 Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is predicted at 6.9% while McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) stands at 0%. These numbers suggest that VTR 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 VTR stands at 0 while MUX is at 1.5 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.97 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 3.1 for VTR and 2 for MUX which means VTR has Sell rating whereas MUX has Buy 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 VTR is $55.94 which is 4.61% of its current price while MUX has price target of 3.46 which is 36.99% 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.
VTR currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 38.22 whereas MUX has 66.06 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 33.99 and for the later it depicts the value of 62.29.
The price to Book P/B for VTR is 1.77, Price to Sale is at 5.16 and for MUX these ratios stand at 1.44 and 6.5.