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SABR vs. RNG: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

SYF vs. VIRT: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

Investors looking for stocks in the Internet - Software and Services sector might want to consider either Sabre (SABR) or RingCentral (RNG). But which of these two stocks is more attractive to value investors? We'll need to take a closer look to find out.

We have found that the best way to discover great value opportunities is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with a great grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system. The Zacks Rank favors stocks with strong earnings estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight companies with specific traits.

Currently, Sabre has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), while RingCentral 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 SABR has an improving earnings outlook. However, value investors will care about much more than just this.

Value investors also tend to look at a number of traditional, tried-and-true figures to help them find stocks that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

Our Value category highlights undervalued companies by looking at a variety of key metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, as well as the P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a variety of other fundamentals that have been used by value investors for years.

SABR currently has a forward P/E ratio of 16.42, while RNG has a forward P/E of 121.47. We also note that SABR has a PEG ratio of 2.29. This figure is similar to the commonly-used P/E ratio, with the PEG ratio also factoring in a company's expected earnings growth rate. RNG currently has a PEG ratio of 3.47.

Another notable valuation metric for SABR is its P/B ratio of 7.34. 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, RNG has a P/B of 23.02.

These are just a few of the metrics contributing to SABR's Value grade of B and RNG's Value grade of F.

SABR 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 SABR is likely the superior value option right now.


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