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Taking Tally Of Under Armour, Inc. (UA), Gogo Inc. (GOGO)

The shares of Under Armour, Inc. have increased by more than 53.90% this year alone. The shares recently went down by -1.63% or -$0.34 and now trades at $20.50. The shares of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO), has slumped by -57.27% year to date as of 07/12/2018. The shares currently trade at $4.82 and have been able to report a change of -1.63% over the past one week.

The stock of Under Armour, Inc. and Gogo Inc. were two of the most active stocks on Thursday. 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.

Next 5Y EPS Growth: 5.00% versus 10.00%

When a company is able to grow consistently in terms of earnings at a high compound rate have the highest likelihood of creating value for its shareholders over time. Analysts have predicted that UA will grow it’s earning at a 5.00% annual rate in the next 5 years. This is in contrast to GOGO which will have a positive growth at a 10.00% annual rate. This means that the higher growth rate of GOGO implies a greater potential for capital appreciation over the years.

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. UA has an EBITDA margin of 3.32%, this implies that the underlying business of GOGO is more profitable. These figures suggest that UA ventures generate a higher ROI than that of GOGO.

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, UA’s free cash flow per share is a negative -0.71, while that of GOGO is also a negative -0.02.

Valuation

UA currently trades at a forward P/E of 56.94, a P/B of 4.49, while GOGO trades at a P/S of 0.54. This means that looking at the earnings, book values and sales basis, UA 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 UA is currently at a 57.69% to its one-year price target of 13.00. Looking at its rival pricing, GOGO is at a -36.41% relative to its price target of 7.58.




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), UA is given a 3.00 while 2.90 placed for GOGO. This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for UA 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 UA is 8.36 while that of GOGO is just 19.15. This means that analysts are more bullish on the forecast for UA stock.

Conclusion

The stock of Under Armour, Inc. defeats that of Gogo Inc. when the two are compared, with UA taking 5 out of the total factors that were been considered. UA 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, UA is the cheaper one on an earnings, book value and sales basis. Finally, the sentiment signal for UA is better on when it is viewed on short interest.

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