Valuing 2 Stocks Using Ratios and Multiples: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST), KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR)

Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) shares were trading higher by 0.7 percent ($0.13) at $18.83 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $18.7. VST trades with a P/S ratio of 1.46. This is lower than the both industry’s 133.61 and the wider sector’s 13.99. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 25.01 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0.34. Shares of VST have uptrended 14.89% in the past three months. Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) has a market cap of $8.09 billion and over the last 12 months, Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) has gone stronger by 37.25%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:VST) price has been as high as $19.33 and as low as $13.5. Vistra Energy Corp. earnings have declined with an annualized rate of 0% over the last 5 years.

Vistra Energy Corp. (Mean Target Price: $20.5)

The average 1-year price target for Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $20.5/share. That’s a potential 8.87 increase relative to where Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $18.44 and $18.84. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $19. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $22.

Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 1.9 for Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) also leans strongly towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Of the 9 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track VST 3 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 6, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Vistra Energy Corp. versus those who think you should sell it. A 6 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of VST or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) Cheap From Peers?

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) pulled off a 0.69 percent gain and now trades for $20.36. KKR comes in with a P/S ratio of 5.94 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (13.99) and its peers (133.61). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.18 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.42. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $20.64 and as low as $13.58. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 21.4% over the last 5 years. Shares of KKR have increased 5.06% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 4.1% in that time.

KKR & Co. L.P. (Price Objective: $23.42)

KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) has a market cap of $16.72 billion and over the last 12 months, KKR has risen by 46.69%. The average 1-year price target for (KKR) reveals an average price target of $23.42 per share. That’s a potential 15.03 gain from where (NYSE:KKR) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $20. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $27.

Analyst Thoughts About KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 13 analysts — of 2.1 for KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track KKR & Co. L.P. 5 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:KKR) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.