Investors interested in stocks from the Computers – IT Services sector have probably already heard of DXC Technology Company. (DXC) and Epam (EPAM). But which of these two companies is the best option for those looking for undervalued stocks? Let’s take a closer look.
The best way to find great value stocks is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with an impressive 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.
Right now, both DXC Technology Company. and Epam are sporting a Zacks Rank of # 2 (Buy). This system places an emphasis on companies that have seen positive earnings estimate revisions, so investors should feel comfortable knowing that these stocks have improving earnings outlooks. But this is just one factor that value investors are interested in.
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.
DXC currently has a forward P/E ratio of 8.46, while EPAM has a forward P/E of 69.94. We also note that DXC has a PEG ratio of 0.31. 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. EPAM currently has a PEG ratio of 2.50.
Another notable valuation metric for DXC is its P/B ratio of 1.54. 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, EPAM has a P/B of 14.89.
Based on these metrics and many more, DXC holds a Value grade of A, while EPAM has a Value grade of F.
Both DXC and EPAM are impressive stocks with solid earnings outlooks, but based on these valuation figures, we feel that DXC is the superior value option right now.
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