Head to Head Survey: Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) and Thunder Mountain Gold (THMG)

Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ) and Thunder Mountain Gold (OTCMKTS:THMG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Thunder Mountain Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turquoise Hill Resources 34.84% 4.97% 3.12%
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -69.74%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.6% of Turquoise Hill Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Thunder Mountain Gold shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Thunder Mountain Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turquoise Hill Resources $1.18 billion 2.18 $411.20 million N/A N/A
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -$640,000.00 N/A N/A

Turquoise Hill Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Thunder Mountain Gold.

Volatility & Risk

Turquoise Hill Resources has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thunder Mountain Gold has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Turquoise Hill Resources and Thunder Mountain Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turquoise Hill Resources 0 1 0 0 2.00
Thunder Mountain Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Turquoise Hill Resources currently has a consensus price target of $3.30, suggesting a potential upside of 157.81%. Given Turquoise Hill Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Turquoise Hill Resources is more favorable than Thunder Mountain Gold.

Summary

Turquoise Hill Resources beats Thunder Mountain Gold on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turquoise Hill Resources Company Profile

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mining company. The company explores for copper, gold, and silver deposits. It primarily develops and operates the Oyu Tolgoi mine located in the southern Mongolia. The company was formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and changed its name to Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in August 2012. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc.

Thunder Mountain Gold Company Profile

Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., a mineral exploration stage company, explores for and develops mining properties in Nevada and Idaho. It primarily explores for gold, silver, base metals, and other commodities. The company holds interests in the South Mountain property comprising 17 patented mining claims covering an area of approximately 326 acres; 21 unpatented mining lode claims covering an area of 290 acres; leased private land covering an area of 489 acres; and private land not contiguous with the mining claims covering an area of 360 acres located in Owyhee County, Idaho. It also holds interests in the Trout Creek project, which includes 78 unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 1,560 acres situated in the Eureka-Battle Mountain mineralized gold trend in central Nevada. Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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