Head to Head Analysis: Wealth Minerals (OTCMKTS:WMLLF) versus Hudbay Minerals (OTCMKTS:HBM)

Wealth Minerals (OTCMKTS:WMLLF) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Wealth Minerals and Hudbay Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wealth Minerals N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals -3.61% 1.51% 0.69%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wealth Minerals and Hudbay Minerals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wealth Minerals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals $1.47 billion 0.56 $85.42 million $0.39 8.05

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Wealth Minerals.

Risk and Volatility

Wealth Minerals has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.89, suggesting that its share price is 189% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Wealth Minerals and Hudbay Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wealth Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 0 5 2 0 2.29

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus target price of $9.06, suggesting a potential upside of 188.61%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Wealth Minerals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.9% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Wealth Minerals does not pay a dividend. Hudbay Minerals pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Hudbay Minerals beats Wealth Minerals on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wealth Minerals

Wealth Minerals Ltd. is a junior mineral resource exploration company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties primarily prospective for precious metals. It holds interst in Atacama Salar, Laguna Verde, Trinity and Five Salars projects. Wealth Minerals was founded on October 7, 1994 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Hudbay Minerals

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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