Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Bullfrog Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||$239.94 million||0.89||-$14.61 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Bullfrog Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||-5.95%||1.64%||0.78%|
Volatility and Risk
Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of -0.21, indicating that its share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mountain Province Diamonds and Bullfrog Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus target price of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 174.51%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Bullfrog Gold.
Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Bullfrog Gold does not pay a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
7.9% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Mountain Province Diamonds beats Bullfrog Gold on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. The company's primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué project comprising four mining leases covering an area of approximately 10,353 acres located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Bullfrog Gold Company Profile
Bullfrog Gold Corp., a junior exploration company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and other metals. The company holds interests in the Bullfrog gold project that consists of 79 lode claims and 2 patented claims covering an area of 1,600 acres located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on State lands, private lands, and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the state of Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of metals on a total of approximately 4,380 acres of land. The company was formerly known as Kopr Resources Corp. and changed its name to Bullfrog Gold Corp. in July 2011. Bullfrog Gold Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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