The shares of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) declined to -6.19% closing at the price of $14.54 whereas the shares of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) soared 0.92% with the increase of 0.25 points closing at the price of $27.38. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has currently decrease -16.34% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Enterprise Products Partners L.P. added 0.4% 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 America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) is 8.4% while the ROI of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) is 8.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, AMX’s EBITDA Margin is 5.56 whereas EPD’s is 16.07.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD).
EPS & Surprise Factor
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) reported $0.3/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.35/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -14.3 Percent. While, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) reported EPS of $0.6/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.45/share depicting a Surprise of 33.3 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.. so EPD is more profitable than AMX.
Technical Analysis of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. & Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. was in BULLISH territory and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. was in BULLISH territory.
AMX’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While EPD’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: AMX’s 20.49% versus EPD’s 9.76%
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 America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) is predicted at 20.49% while Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) stands at 9.76%. These numbers suggest that AMX 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 AMX stands at 0.8 while EPD is at 0.7 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 4.42 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.13.
The values of the both ratios suggest that AMX 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 2.5 for AMX and 1.5 for EPD which means AMX has Hold rating whereas EPD 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 AMX is $18.39 which is 20.94% of its current price while EPD has price target of 33.95 which is 19.35% 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.
AMX currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 36.44 whereas EPD has 20.22 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 12.7 and for the later it depicts the value of 14.34.
The price to Book P/B for AMX is 6.64, Price to Sale is at 0.93 and for EPD these ratios stand at 2.63 and 1.83.