Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE: BVN) and Rubicon Minerals (OTCMKTS:RBYCF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
This table compares Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Rubicon Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA||4.77%||2.99%||2.13%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Rubicon Minerals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA||$1.27 billion||2.97||$60.82 million||$0.24||62.04|
|Rubicon Minerals||N/A||N/A||$85.19 million||$9.69||0.10|
Rubicon Minerals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA. Rubicon Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Rubicon Minerals does not pay a dividend. Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
49.6% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are held by institutional investors. 19.3% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rubicon Minerals has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Rubicon Minerals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA currently has a consensus target price of $17.30, indicating a potential upside of 16.19%. Given Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA is more favorable than Rubicon Minerals.
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA beats Rubicon Minerals on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA Company Profile
Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (Buenaventura) is a precious metals company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, mining and processing of gold, silver and other metals in Peru. The Company’s segments include Production and sale of minerals; Exploration and development activities; Construction and engineering services; Energy generation and transmission services; Insurance brokerage; Rental of mining concessions; Holding of investment in shares (mainly in Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. and S.M.R.L. Chaupiloma Dos de Cajamarca), and Industrial activities. The Company operates the Orcopampa, Uchucchacua, Julcani, Mallay and Breapampa mines and has controlling interests in over three other mining companies, which operate the Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay and La Zanja mines. It also owns an electric power transmission company, a hydroelectric plant, a processing plant and an engineering services consulting company and non-controlling interests in various other mining companies.
Rubicon Minerals Company Profile
Rubicon Minerals Corporation is an exploration-stage company. The Company owns the Phoenix gold project, located in the Red Lake gold district in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Company’s segment is the mining business in North America. It also controls over 100 square miles of exploration ground in the Red Lake gold district and approximately 350 square miles of mineral property interests in the Long Canyon gold district that straddles the Nevada-Utah border in the United States. The Phoenix gold project is located in the southwestern part of Bateman Township within the Red Lake mining district of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The total area of the mineral tenure is approximately 510.4 hectares. The Phoenix gold project consists of over 31 contiguous Mining Leases, Patented Claims, Mining Licenses of Occupation and a Staked Claim. Its mineral property interests in the Long Canyon gold district is located in Elko County, Northeastern Nevada and Box Elder County, Northwestern Utah.
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