The shares of Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) declined to -1.69% closing at the price of $13.38 whereas the shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) soared 0.34% with the increase of 0.06 points closing at the price of $17.56. Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA has currently increase 1.51% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Kinder Morgan, Inc. added 6.36% 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 Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) is 6.2% while the ROI of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is 0.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, ITUB’s EBITDA Margin is NOT AVAILABLE whereas KMI’s is 12.57.
Both the profitability ratios suggest that Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.
EPS & Surprise Factor
Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) reported $0.25/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.26/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -3.8 Percent. While, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) reported EPS of $0.22/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.21/share depicting a Surprise of 4.8 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Kinder Morgan, Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA. so KMI is more profitable than ITUB.
Technical Analysis of Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA & Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA was in BULLISH territory and Kinder Morgan, Inc. was in BULLISH territory.
ITUB’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. While KMI’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: ITUB’s 11.8% versus KMI’s 12%
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 Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) is predicted at 11.8% while Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) stands at 12%. These numbers suggest that KMI 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 ITUB stands at 0 while KMI is at 1.1 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 4.21 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.12.
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 2.7 for ITUB and 1.8 for KMI which means ITUB has Hold rating whereas KMI has Buy 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 ITUB is $13.5 which is 0.89% of its current price while KMI has price target of 21.79 which is 19.41% 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.
ITUB currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 13.61 whereas KMI has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 11.17 and for the later it depicts the value of 16.92.
The price to Book P/B for ITUB is 2.47, Price to Sale is at 2.27 and for KMI these ratios stand at 1.16 and 2.82.