The shares of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) and Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) declined to -0.24% closing at the price of $80.03 whereas the shares of Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) declined -3.71% with the decrease of -0.57 points closing at the price of $14.78. Fortive Corporation has currently increase 4.29% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Cloudera, Inc. added 0.27% 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 Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is 13.5% while the ROI of Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) is -80.5%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, FTV’s EBITDA Margin is 17.61 whereas CLDR’s is -10.52.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) reported $0.91/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.89/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 2.2 Percent. While, Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) reported EPS of $-0.08/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $-0.15/share depicting a Surprise of 46.7 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Cloudera, Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Fortive Corporation. so CLDR is more profitable than FTV.
Technical Analysis of Fortive Corporation & Cloudera, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Fortive Corporation was in BEARISH territory and Cloudera, Inc. was in BEARISH territory.
FTV’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. While CLDR’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: FTV’s 13.04% versus CLDR’s 21.9%
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 Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) is predicted at 13.04% while Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) stands at 21.9%. These numbers suggest that CLDR 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 FTV stands at 2 while CLDR is at 1.6 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.66 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.
The values of the both ratios suggest that FTV 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 2.3 for FTV and 2.1 for CLDR which means FTV has Hold rating whereas CLDR 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 FTV is $86.92 which is 7.93% of its current price while CLDR has price target of 21.85 which is 32.36% 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.
FTV currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 25.77 whereas CLDR has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 21.02 and for the later it depicts the value of 0.
The price to Book P/B for FTV is 4.97, Price to Sale is at 3.73 and for CLDR these ratios stand at 7.58 and 5.38.