Comparing Rio Alto Mining (RIOM) & Teck Resources (TECK)

Rio Alto Mining (NYSE: RIOM) and Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.


This table compares Rio Alto Mining and Teck Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rio Alto Mining N/A N/A N/A
Teck Resources 20.83% 13.69% 7.26%


Teck Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Rio Alto Mining does not pay a dividend. Teck Resources pays out 4.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rio Alto Mining and Teck Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rio Alto Mining N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Teck Resources $9.29 billion 1.83 $1.94 billion $3.46 8.60

Teck Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Rio Alto Mining.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.1% of Teck Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Rio Alto Mining and Teck Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rio Alto Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Teck Resources 1 2 11 1 2.80

Teck Resources has a consensus price target of $30.64, suggesting a potential upside of 3.00%. Given Teck Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Teck Resources is more favorable than Rio Alto Mining.


Teck Resources beats Rio Alto Mining on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rio Alto Mining

Rio Alto Mining Limited is a Canada-based resource exploration company. The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring, developing and operating mineral resource properties in Peru. The Company is also engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring, and developing gold resources and advanced stage exploration projects in Peru and Latin America. The Company owns and operates the La Arena Mine and the Shahuindo Gold Projects in northern Peru. The Company is focused on the development of the 21,000 hectares La Arena gold / copper project, located in north central Peru. The La Arena Project consists of 20,673 hectares in 44 concessions located 480 kilometers north-northwest of Lima, the capital of Peru, and approximately 18 kilometers from Huamachuco.

About Teck Resources

Teck Resources Ltd is engaged in the business of exploring for, acquiring, developing and producing natural resources. The Company’s activities are organized into business units that are focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. It operates in five segments: steelmaking coal, copper, zinc, energy and corporate. The corporate segment includes all of its activities in commodities other than copper, coal, zinc and energy. Through its interests in mining and processing operations in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru, the Company is a seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, and producer of copper and mined zinc. It also produces lead, molybdenum, silver, and various specialty and other metals, chemicals and fertilizers. In addition, the Company owns interest in the Fort Hills oil sands project and interests in other assets in the Athabasca region of Alberta. It is engaged in advancing porphyry copper projects in Canada, Chile, Peru, the United States and Turkey.

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