The shares of ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) and Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) declined to -28.94% closing at the price of $1.94 whereas the shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) declined -2.75% with the decrease of -0.27 points closing at the price of $9.54. ReShape Lifesciences Inc. has currently decrease -99.8% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Gulfport Energy Corporation subtracted -7.47% 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 ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) is -41.1% while the ROI of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) is 10.6%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, RSLS’s EBITDA Margin is 0.03 whereas GPOR’s is 4.72.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) reported $-4.8/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $-1.79/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -168.2 Percent. While, Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) reported EPS of $0.49/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.36/share depicting a Surprise of 36.1 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Gulfport Energy Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than ReShape Lifesciences Inc.. so GPOR is more profitable than RSLS.
Technical Analysis of ReShape Lifesciences Inc. & Gulfport Energy Corporation
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the ReShape Lifesciences Inc. was in BEARISH territory and Gulfport Energy Corporation was in BULLISH territory.
RSLS’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While GPOR’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: RSLS’s 0.24% versus GPOR’s 6.07%
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 ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) is predicted at 0.24% while Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) stands at 6.07%. These numbers suggest that GPOR 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 RSLS stands at 0.6 while GPOR is at 0.5 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.64.
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 for RSLS and 2.2 for GPOR which means RSLS has Hold rating whereas GPOR 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 RSLS is $32 which is 93.94% of its current price while GPOR has price target of 14.99 which is 36.36% 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.
RSLS currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas GPOR has 4.57 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 0 and for the later it depicts the value of 6.53.
The price to Book P/B for RSLS is 0.12, Price to Sale is at 58.35 and for GPOR these ratios stand at 0.5 and 1.37.