Comparing Top Moving Stocks Five9, Inc. (FIVN), Organovo Holdings, Inc. (ONVO)

The shares of Five9, Inc. have increased by more than 26.21% this year alone. The shares recently went down by -3.21% or -$1.04 and now trades at $31.40. The shares of Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO), has slumped by -10.45% year to date as of 05/03/2018. The shares currently trade at $1.20 and have been able to report a change of 1.69% over the past one week.

The stock of Five9, Inc. and Organovo Holdings, Inc. were two of the most active stocks on Thuday. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation, and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer.

Profitability and Returns

Growth alone cannot be used to see if the company will be valuable. Shareholders will be the losers if a company invest in ventures that aren’t profitable enough to support upbeat growth. In order for us to accurately measure profitability and return, we will be using the EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI), which balances the difference in capital structure. FIVN has an EBITDA margin of 3.75%, this implies that the underlying business of FIVN is more profitable. The ROI of FIVN is -6.40% while that of ONVO is -61.90%. These figures suggest that FIVN ventures generate a higher ROI than that of ONVO.

Cash Flow

The value of a stock is ultimately determined by the amount of cash flow that the investors have available. Over the last 12 months, FIVN’s free cash flow per share is a positive 0, while that of ONVO is negative -0.16.

Liquidity and Financial Risk

The ability of a company to meet up with its short-term obligations and be able to clear its longer-term debts is measured using Liquidity and leverage ratios. The current ratio for FIVN is 2.30 and that of ONVO is 11.70. This implies that it is easier for FIVN to cover its immediate obligations over the next 12 months than ONVO. The debt ratio of FIVN is 1.00 compared to 0.00 for ONVO. FIVN can be able to settle its long-term debts and thus is a lower financial risk than ONVO.


FIVN currently trades at a forward P/E of 78.50, a P/B of 37.38, and a P/S of 8.80 while ONVO trades at a P/B of 2.67, and a P/S of 29.96. This means that looking at the earnings, book values and sales basis, FIVN is the cheaper one. It is very obvious that earnings are the most important factors to investors, thus analysts are most likely to place their bet on the P/E.

Analyst Price Targets and Opinions

The mistake some people make is that they think a cheap stock has more value to it. In order to know the value of a stock, there is need to compare its current price to its likely trading price in the future. The price of FIVN is currently at a 8.28% to its one-year price target of 29.00. Looking at its rival pricing, ONVO is at a -52% relative to its price target of 2.50.

When looking at the investment recommendation on say a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell), FIVN is given a 2.40 while 1.70 placed for ONVO. This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for FIVN stocks.

Insider Activity and Investor Sentiment

Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock’s tradable shares currently being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. The short ratio for FIVN is 2.24 while that of ONVO is just 15.20. This means that analysts are more bullish on the forecast for FIVN stock.


The stock of Organovo Holdings, Inc. defeats that of Five9, Inc. when the two are compared, with ONVO taking 6 out of the total factors that were been considered. ONVO happens to be more profitable, generates a higher ROI, has higher cash flow per share, higher liquidity and has a lower financial risk. When looking at the stock valuation, ONVO is the cheaper one on an earnings, book value and sales basis. Finally, the sentiment signal for ONVO is better on when it is viewed on short interest.

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