Comparing Triple Flag Precious Metals (NYSE:TFPM) and Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB)

Triple Flag Precious Metals (NYSE:TFPMGet Rating) and Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSBGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Triple Flag Precious Metals and Mesabi Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Triple Flag Precious Metals N/A N/A N/A
Mesabi Trust N/A 29.70% 21.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.3% of Triple Flag Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of Mesabi Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Mesabi Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Triple Flag Precious Metals and Mesabi Trust, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Triple Flag Precious Metals 0 1 3 0 2.75
Mesabi Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Triple Flag Precious Metals currently has a consensus target price of $23.08, indicating a potential upside of 68.00%. Given Triple Flag Precious Metals’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Triple Flag Precious Metals is more favorable than Mesabi Trust.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Triple Flag Precious Metals and Mesabi Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Triple Flag Precious Metals $151.88 million 14.08 $55.09 million N/A N/A
Mesabi Trust $7.74 million N/A $5.31 million $3.22 5.47

Triple Flag Precious Metals has higher revenue and earnings than Mesabi Trust.


Triple Flag Precious Metals beats Mesabi Trust on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Triple Flag Precious Metals

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Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp., a gold-focused streaming and royalty company, engages in acquiring and managing precious metals and other streams and royalties in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mongolia, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. The company has a portfolio of streams and royalties providing exposure primarily to gold and silver. It has 78 assets, including 9 streams and 69 royalties. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Triple Flag Mining Elliott and Management Co-Invest LP.

About Mesabi Trust

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Mesabi Trust engages in the business of collecting income, paying expenses and liabilities, distributing net income to the holders of Trust certificates after the payment of, or provision for, such expenses and liabilities, and protecting and conserving the assets held. The firm is also involved in iron ore mining activities. The company was founded on July 18, 1961 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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