Investors looking for stocks in the Retail - Apparel and Shoes sector might want to consider either Foot Locker (FL) or BOOHOO GRP PLC (BHOOY). But which of these two companies is the best option for those looking for undervalued stocks? Let's take a closer look.
Everyone has their own methods for finding great value opportunities, but our model includes pairing an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system with a strong Zacks Rank. The proven Zacks Rank puts an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions, while our Style Scores work to identify stocks with specific traits.
Currently, Foot Locker has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), while BOOHOO GRP PLC has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold). The Zacks Rank favors stocks that have recently seen positive revisions to their earnings estimates, so investors should rest assured that FL has an improving earnings outlook. But this is just one piece of the puzzle for value investors.
Value investors analyze a variety of traditional, tried-and-true metrics to help find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.
The Value category of the Style Scores system identifies undervalued companies by looking at a number of key metrics. These include the long-favored P/E ratio, P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a variety of other fundamentals that help us determine a company's fair value.
FL currently has a forward P/E ratio of 8.96, while BHOOY has a forward P/E of 51.77. We also note that FL has a PEG ratio of 0.92. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. BHOOY currently has a PEG ratio of 1.95.
Another notable valuation metric for FL is its P/B ratio of 1.90. The P/B ratio is used to compare a stock's market value with its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. For comparison, BHOOY has a P/B of 11.86.
These metrics, and several others, help FL earn a Value grade of A, while BHOOY has been given a Value grade of D.
FL is currently sporting an improving earnings outlook, which makes it stick out in our Zacks Rank model. And, based on the above valuation metrics, we feel that FL is likely the superior value option right now.
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