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.
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|
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|
|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.
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|
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.
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.
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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