Which Stock is more profitable, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM) or Chemours Company (The) (CC)


Editorial Staff Wcryptn

Date: 23.07.2018

The shares of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) and Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) soared to 0.73% closing at the price of $22.14 whereas the shares of Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) soared 1.68% with the increase of 0.74 points closing at the price of $44.76. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. has currently increase 5.23% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Chemours Company (The) subtracted -12.58% 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 Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is 1.3% while the ROI of Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) is 17.9%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, WPM’s EBITDA Margin is 18.78 whereas CC’s is 6.95.

Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) and Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC).

EPS & Surprise Factor

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) reported $0.16/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.15/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 6.7 Percent. While, Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) reported EPS of $1.41/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $1.22/share depicting a Surprise of 15.6 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Chemours Company (The) tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.. so CC is more profitable than WPM.

Technical Analysis of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. & Chemours Company (The)

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. was in BULLISH territory and Chemours Company (The) was in BULLISH territory.

WPM’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. While CC’s candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM.

EPS Growth Rate: WPM’s 7.3% versus CC’s 1.5%

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 Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is predicted at 7.3% while Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) stands at 1.5%. These numbers suggest that WPM 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 WPM stands at 2.5 while CC is at 2.2 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.13 while the debt ratio of the later is 4.17.

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 1.8 for WPM and 2 for CC which means WPM has Buy rating whereas CC 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 WPM is $27.35 which is 19.05% of its current price while CC has price target of 62.85 which is 28.78% 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.

WPM currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 151.64 whereas CC has 9.15 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 30.5 and for the later it depicts the value of 6.77.

The price to Book P/B for WPM is 1.99, Price to Sale is at 11.61 and for CC these ratios stand at 8.17 and 1.26.

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