Investors interested in stocks from the Business - Software Services sector have probably already heard of Synnex (SNX - Free Report) and Guidewire Software (GWRE - Free Report) . But which of these two stocks presents investors with the better value opportunity right now? 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 emphasizes companies with positive estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight stocks with specific traits.
Currently, Synnex has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), while Guidewire Software has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold). This system places an emphasis on companies that have seen positive earnings estimate revisions, so investors should feel comfortable knowing that SNX is likely seeing its earnings outlook improve to a greater extent. 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.
The Style Score Value grade factors in a variety of key fundamental metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a number of other key stats that are commonly used by value investors.
SNX currently has a forward P/E ratio of 10.64, while GWRE has a forward P/E of 93.56. We also note that SNX has a PEG ratio of 1.03. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. GWRE currently has a PEG ratio of 6.68.
Another notable valuation metric for SNX is its P/B ratio of 2.06. The P/B ratio pits a stock's market value against its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. For comparison, GWRE has a P/B of 5.86.
These are just a few of the metrics contributing to SNX's Value grade of B and GWRE's Value grade of F.
SNX sticks out from GWRE in both our Zacks Rank and Style Scores models, so value investors will likely feel that SNX is the better option right now.