Comparing Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA (OTCMKTS:RYSMF) and SOUTH32 LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SOUHY)

Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA (OTCMKTS:RYSMF) and SOUTH32 LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SOUHY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and SOUTH32 LTD/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -$30,000.00 N/A N/A
SOUTH32 LTD/S $7.55 billion 1.28 $1.33 billion $1.27 7.46

SOUTH32 LTD/S has higher revenue and earnings than Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA.

Dividends

SOUTH32 LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA does not pay a dividend. SOUTH32 LTD/S pays out 49.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of SOUTH32 LTD/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and SOUTH32 LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -309.16%
SOUTH32 LTD/S N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and SOUTH32 LTD/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA 0 0 0 0 N/A
SOUTH32 LTD/S 0 3 1 0 2.25

Risk & Volatility

Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA has a beta of -141.37, meaning that its share price is 14,237% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SOUTH32 LTD/S has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SOUTH32 LTD/S beats Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA

Royal Standard Minerals Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire or merge with assets or businesses that maximize value for shareholders. Previously, the company was engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and precious metal properties in the United States. Royal Standard Minerals Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About SOUTH32 LTD/S

South32 Limited operates as a diversified metals and mining company primarily in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. The company has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminum, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, laterite ferronickel, silver, lead, and zinc. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

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