Worth Comparing these two stocks: Tahoe Resources, Inc. (TAHO), Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH)

The shares of Tahoe Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TAHO) and Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Tahoe Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TAHO) declined to -1.56% closing at the price of $2.52 whereas the shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) soared 0% with the increase of 0 points closing at the price of $10.93. Tahoe Resources, Inc. has currently decrease -49.09% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Platform Specialty Products Corporation added 3.7% 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 Tahoe Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TAHO) is 0% 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, TAHO’s EBITDA Margin is 7.27 whereas PAH’s is 10.02.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor
Technical Analysis of Tahoe Resources, Inc. & Platform Specialty Products Corporation

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Tahoe Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TAHO) 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 Tahoe Resources, Inc. was in BEARISH territory and Platform Specialty Products Corporation was in BULLISH territory.

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

EPS Growth Rate: TAHO’s -2.5% 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 Tahoe Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TAHO) is predicted at -2.5% while Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) stands at 12.1%. These numbers suggest that PAH 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 TAHO stands at 0 while PAH is at 2.2 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0 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.

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 2 for TAHO and 2.3 for PAH which means TAHO has Buy 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 TAHO is $6.69 which is 62.33% of its current price while PAH has price target of 14.67 which is 25.49% 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.

TAHO currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas PAH has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 4.34 and for the later it depicts the value of 13.59.

The price to Book P/B for TAHO is 0.3, Price to Sale is at 1.46 and for PAH these ratios stand at 1.54 and 0.8.