Which Stock is more profitable? NN, Inc. (NNBR) or UBS AG (UBS)

The shares of NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) and UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) declined to -34.39% closing at the price of $8.07 whereas the shares of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) declined -2.01% with the decrease of -0.29 points closing at the price of $14.15. NN, Inc. has currently decrease -63.81% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival UBS AG subtracted -13.4% 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 NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) is 1.4% while the ROI of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is 1.6%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, NNBR’s EBITDA Margin is 17.44 whereas UBS’s is NOT AVAILABLE.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor

NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) reported $0.3/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.37/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -18.9 Percent. While, UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) reported EPS of $0.34/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.31/share depicting a Surprise of 9.7 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, UBS AG tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than NN, Inc.. so UBS is more profitable than NNBR.

Technical Analysis of NN, Inc. & UBS AG

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the NN, Inc. was in BEARISH territory and UBS AG was in BULLISH territory.

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

EPS Growth Rate: NNBR’s 15% versus UBS’s 9.8%

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 NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) is predicted at 15% while UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) stands at 9.8%. These numbers suggest that NNBR 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 NNBR stands at 2.6 while UBS is at 0 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 2.41 while the debt ratio of the later is 2.98.

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 NNBR and 1 for UBS which means NNBR has Hold rating whereas UBS has Strong 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 NNBR is $22.5 which is 64.13% of its current price while UBS has price target of 20.01 which is 29.29% 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.

NNBR currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas UBS has 11.88 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 5.02 and for the later it depicts the value of 9.24.

The price to Book P/B for NNBR is 0.5, Price to Sale is at 0.47 and for UBS these ratios stand at 1.03 and 3.42.