Which stock Worth more Value? Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) or Liberty Global plc (LBTYK)

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The shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) and Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) declined to -0.14% closing at the price of $13.95 whereas the shares of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) declined -0.93% with the decrease of -0.23 points closing at the price of $24.37. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has currently decrease -19.27% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Liberty Global plc subtracted -18.22% 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 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) is 11.4% while the ROI of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) is 0%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, BBBY’s EBITDA Margin is 2.42 whereas LBTYK’s is 7.26.

Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) and Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK).

EPS & Surprise Factor

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) reported $0.36/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.5/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -28 Percent. While, Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) reported EPS of $0.8/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.1/share depicting a Surprise of 700 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Liberty Global plc tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.. so LBTYK is more profitable than BBBY.

Technical Analysis of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. & Liberty Global plc

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was in BEARISH territory and Liberty Global plc was in BEARISH territory.

BBBY’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. While LBTYK’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: BBBY’s 0% versus LBTYK’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 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) is predicted at 0% while Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) stands at 0%. These numbers suggest that LBTYK 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 BBBY stands at 1.9 while LBTYK is at 0 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.51 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.

The values of the both ratios suggest that BBBY 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 3.5 for BBBY and 1.5 for LBTYK which means BBBY has Sell rating whereas LBTYK 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 BBBY is $15.31 which is 8.88% of its current price while LBTYK has price target of 40.33 which is 39.57% 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.

BBBY currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 5.36 whereas LBTYK has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 8.49 and for the later it depicts the value of 21.19.

The price to Book P/B for BBBY is 0.65, Price to Sale is at 0.16 and for LBTYK these ratios stand at 3.69 and 0.85.