# Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) and Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC): Investor Returns and Quant Valuation in the Spotlight

Date:May 24, 2018

The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four key ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be. Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) currently has a Q.i. Value of 50.00000.

Valuation Scores

Shifting gears, we can see that Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) has a Q.i. Value of 50.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

At the time of writing, Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) has a Piotroski F-Score of 3. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Vanadium One Energy Corp. has an M-score Beneish of -999.000000. This M-score model was developed by Messod Beneish in order to detect manipulation of financial statements. The score uses a combination of eight different variables. The specifics of the variables and formula can be found in the Beneish paper “The Detection of Earnings Manipulation”.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE). The name currently has a score of 50.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) has a current MF Rank of 17572. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks. Vanadium One Energy Corp. has a current ERP5 Rank of 15044. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Vanadium One Energy Corp. (TSXV:VONE) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.59091. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.86667, the 24 month is 0.65000, and the 36 month is 0.43333. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.86667, the 3 month is 1.00000, and the 1 month is currently 1.08333.