Platinum Group Metals (NYSE:PLG – Get Rating) and Jiangxi Copper (OTCMKTS:JIAXF – Get Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
12.9% of Platinum Group Metals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Jiangxi Copper shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Platinum Group Metals shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Platinum Group Metals and Jiangxi Copper’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Platinum Group Metals||N/A||-9.77%||-9.40%|
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Platinum Group Metals||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Platinum Group Metals and Jiangxi Copper’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Platinum Group Metals||N/A||N/A||-$8.24 million||($0.05)||-28.60|
Platinum Group Metals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jiangxi Copper, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Jiangxi Copper beats Platinum Group Metals on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Platinum Group Metals
Platinum Group Metals Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of platinum and palladium properties. It operates through Canada and South Africa geographical segment. The company was founded by R. Michael Jones on January 10, 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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