Ur-Energy (NYSE: URG) and Uranium Resources (NASDAQ:URRE) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ur-Energy and Uranium Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ur-Energy||$44.49 million||1.89||$19.56 million||N/A||N/A|
|Uranium Resources||N/A||N/A||-$10.47 million||($2.32)||-0.57|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ur-Energy and Uranium Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ur-Energy currently has a consensus price target of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 160.87%. Uranium Resources has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 125.56%. Given Ur-Energy’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ur-Energy is more favorable than Uranium Resources.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.0% of Uranium Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Uranium Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ur-Energy and Uranium Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Ur-Energy beats Uranium Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ur-Energy Company Profile
Ur-Energy Inc. is an exploration-stage mining company. The Company is engaged in uranium mining, recovery and processing activities, including the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of uranium mineral properties in the United States. Its flagship property is the Lost Creek Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Its land portfolio includes over 10 projects in the United States. Approximately 10 of the United States projects are in the Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, including its flagship project, Lost Creek Project. It controls a total approximately 2,100 unpatented mining claims and over four State of Wyoming mineral leases for a total of approximately 42,000 acres in the area of the Lost Creek Property, including the Lost Creek permit area and certain adjoining properties, which refers to as LC East, LC West, LC North, LC South and EN project areas. Its Wyoming properties together total over 66,000 acres and include over two properties Shirley Basin and Lucky Mc.
Uranium Resources Company Profile
Uranium Resources, Inc. is engaged in developing energy-related metals. As of December 16, 2016, the Company had developed land position in two prospective lithium brine basins in Nevada and Utah in preparation for exploration and development of any resources that may be discovered there. In addition, it remains focused on advancing the Temrezli in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium project in Central Turkey when uranium prices permit economic development of this project. As of December 16, 2016, it controlled exploration properties in Turkey under nine exploration and operated licenses covering approximately 32,000 acres (over 13,000 hectares) with various exploration targets, including the satellite Sefaatli Project, which is 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of the Temrezli Project. Its projects include Temrezli Project, Kingsville Dome Project, Rosita Project, Vasquez Project, Butler Ranch Exploration Project, Sejita Dome Exploration Project, Cebolleta Project and Juan Tafoya Project.
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