The shares of Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) and TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) soared to 2.46% closing at the price of $15.82 whereas the shares of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) declined -2.64% with the decrease of -0.33 points closing at the price of $12.15. Cott Corporation has currently decrease -1.13% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival TRI Pointe Group, Inc. subtracted -28.95% 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 Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) is 1.5% while the ROI of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) is 6.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, COT’s EBITDA Margin is 11.4 whereas TPH’s is 6.43.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) and TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) reported $0.16/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.13/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 23.1 Percent. While, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) reported EPS of $0.43/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.4/share depicting a Surprise of 7.5 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Cott Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than TRI Pointe Group, Inc.. so COT is more profitable than TPH.
Technical Analysis of Cott Corporation & TRI Pointe Group, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Cott Corporation was in BULLISH territory and TRI Pointe Group, Inc. was in BULLISH territory.
COT’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. While TPH’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: COT’s 27.8% versus TPH’s 11.38%
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 Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) is predicted at 27.8% while TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) stands at 11.38%. These numbers suggest that COT 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 COT stands at 1.5 while TPH is at 0 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 1.02 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.
The values of the both ratios suggest that COT 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 1.9 for COT and 2.7 for TPH which means COT has Buy rating whereas TPH 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 COT is $19.36 which is 18.29% of its current price while TPH has price target of 12.89 which is 5.74% 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.
COT currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas TPH has 6.92 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 37.85 and for the later it depicts the value of 7.41.
The price to Book P/B for COT is 1.79, Price to Sale is at 0.96 and for TPH these ratios stand at 0.92 and 0.55.