Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Santa Fe Gold (OTCMKTS:SFEG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Santa Fe Gold has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
6.4% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Santa Fe Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Santa Fe Gold does not pay a dividend. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Santa Fe Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||-5.35%||0.28%||0.14%|
|Santa Fe Gold||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Mountain Province Diamonds and Santa Fe Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Santa Fe Gold||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus price target of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 188.69%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Santa Fe Gold.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Santa Fe Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||$239.94 million||0.85||-$14.61 million||$0.06||16.17|
|Santa Fe Gold||N/A||N/A||$2.38 million||N/A||N/A|
Santa Fe Gold has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds.
Mountain Province Diamonds beats Santa Fe Gold on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Santa Fe Gold Company Profile
Santa Fe Gold Corporation, a mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, precious, and industrial and base metals, as well as titanium, rare earth, cobalt, lithium, manganese, and nickel deposits. It owns interests in various claims, including eight advanced projects. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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