Long-Term Investment or Short-Term? BP p.l.c. (BP), Gogo Inc. (GOGO)

The shares of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) and Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) declined to -4.27% closing at the price of $41.27 whereas the shares of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) declined -9.68% with the decrease of -0.67 points closing at the price of $6.25. BP p.l.c. has currently decrease -9.95% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Gogo Inc. added 14.47% 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 BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) is 2.1% while the ROI of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) is -7.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, BP’s EBITDA Margin is 5.94 whereas GOGO’s is 11.5.

Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) and Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO).

EPS & Surprise Factor

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) reported $1.14/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.85/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 34.1 Percent. While, Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) reported EPS of $-0.47/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $-0.72/share depicting a Surprise of 34.7 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Gogo Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than BP p.l.c.. so GOGO is more profitable than BP.

Technical Analysis of BP p.l.c. & Gogo Inc.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the BP p.l.c. was in BULLISH territory and Gogo Inc. was in BULLISH territory.

BP’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While GOGO’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: BP’s 31.5% versus GOGO’s 10%

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 BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) is predicted at 31.5% while Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) stands at 10%. These numbers suggest that BP 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 BP stands at 1.2 while GOGO is at 2 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.63 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 2.5 for BP and 3.3 for GOGO which means BP has Hold rating whereas GOGO has Sell 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 BP is $51.29 which is 19.54% of its current price while GOGO has price target of 6.83 which is 8.49% 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.

BP currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 14.33 whereas GOGO has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 10.82 and for the later it depicts the value of 0.

The price to Book P/B for BP is 1.36, Price to Sale is at 0.48 and for GOGO these ratios stand at 0 and 0.66.