Investors interested in stocks from the Banks - Foreign sector have probably already heard of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD - Free Report) and Credicorp (BAP - Free Report) . But which of these two stocks is more attractive to value investors? We'll need to take a closer look to find out.
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 emphasizes companies with positive estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight stocks with specific traits.
Currently, both Toronto-Dominion Bank and Credicorp are holding a Zacks Rank of # 2 (Buy). The Zacks Rank favors stocks that have recently seen positive revisions to their earnings estimates, so investors should rest assured that both of these companies have improving earnings outlooks. But this is just one factor that value investors are interested in.
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.
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.
TD currently has a forward P/E ratio of 11.82, while BAP has a forward P/E of 14.24. We also note that TD has a PEG ratio of 1.05. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. BAP currently has a PEG ratio of 1.23.
Another notable valuation metric for TD is its P/B ratio of 1.91. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. By comparison, BAP has a P/B of 2.70.
These are just a few of the metrics contributing to TD's Value grade of B and BAP's Value grade of D.
Both TD and BAP are impressive stocks with solid earnings outlooks, but based on these valuation figures, we feel that TD is the superior value option right now.