The shares of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) soared to 7.12% closing at the price of $3.31 whereas the shares of Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) declined -1.46% with the decrease of -0.85 points closing at the price of $57.45. Nordic American Tankers Limited has currently increase 58.37% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Michael Kors Holdings Limited subtracted -7.9% 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 Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) is -16% while the ROI of Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) is 21.5%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, NAT’s EBITDA Margin is 46.3 whereas KORS’s is 7.86.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) reported $-0.16/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $-0.14/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -14.3 Percent. While, Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) reported EPS of $1.32/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.95/share depicting a Surprise of 38.9 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Michael Kors Holdings Limited tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Nordic American Tankers Limited. so KORS is more profitable than NAT.
Technical Analysis of Nordic American Tankers Limited & Michael Kors Holdings Limited
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Nordic American Tankers Limited was in BULLISH territory and Michael Kors Holdings Limited was in BULLISH territory.
NAT’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. While KORS’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: NAT’s 5% versus KORS’s 8.07%
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 Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) is predicted at 5% while Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) stands at 8.07%. These numbers suggest that KORS 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 NAT stands at 2.9 while KORS is at 1.4 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.57 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.4.
The values of the both ratios suggest that NAT 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 3 for NAT and 2.4 for KORS which means NAT has Hold rating whereas KORS 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 NAT is $3.46 which is 4.34% of its current price while KORS has price target of 76.25 which is 24.66% 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.
NAT currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas KORS has 13.12 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 0 and for the later it depicts the value of 10.75.
The price to Book P/B for NAT is 0.72, Price to Sale is at 1.81 and for KORS these ratios stand at 4.21 and 1.7.