Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and IMPALA PLATINUM/S (OTCMKTS:IMPUY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and IMPALA PLATINUM/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||$239.94 million||0.91||-$14.61 million||N/A||N/A|
|IMPALA PLATINUM/S||$2.80 billion||1.07||-$834.02 million||($0.14)||-29.21|
Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. IMPALA PLATINUM/S does not pay a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
8.0% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IMPALA PLATINUM/S has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and IMPALA PLATINUM/S’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%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Mountain Province Diamonds and IMPALA PLATINUM/S, as provided 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 price target of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 169.23%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than IMPALA PLATINUM/S.
Mountain Province Diamonds beats IMPALA PLATINUM/S on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine 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.
IMPALA PLATINUM/S Company Profile
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited engages in mining, processing, refining, and marketing platinum and associated platinum group metals (PGMs) in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It operates through Mining Operations, Refining Services, Chrome Processing, and Other segments. The company produces platinum, palladium, and rhodium, as well as nickel. It has operations on the PGM-bearing ore bodies, including the Bushveld Complex located in South Africa; and the Great Dyke situated in Zimbabwe. The company also provides smelting and refining services. Impala Platinum Holdings Limited is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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