Head-To-Head Survey: Zenyatta Ventures (ZENYF) versus Emerge Energy Services (EMES)

Zenyatta Ventures (OTCMKTS: ZENYF) and Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Zenyatta Ventures has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emerge Energy Services has a beta of 1.98, indicating that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Zenyatta Ventures and Emerge Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zenyatta Ventures N/A -7.94% -7.90%
Emerge Energy Services 1.53% 19.61% 3.03%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.5% of Emerge Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zenyatta Ventures and Emerge Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zenyatta Ventures N/A N/A -$2.16 million N/A N/A
Emerge Energy Services $364.30 million 0.63 -$6.83 million ($0.12) -61.83

Zenyatta Ventures has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Emerge Energy Services.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Zenyatta Ventures and Emerge Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zenyatta Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emerge Energy Services 0 5 2 0 2.29

Emerge Energy Services has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.29%. Given Emerge Energy Services’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Emerge Energy Services is more favorable than Zenyatta Ventures.


Emerge Energy Services beats Zenyatta Ventures on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zenyatta Ventures

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the mining of precious and base metals in Canada. The company primarily explores for graphite. It holds interest in the Albany property located in Northern Ontario, Canada. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Thunder Bay, Canada.

About Emerge Energy Services

Emerge Energy Services LP, through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC, operates an energy services company in the United States. It engages in mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, which is a primary input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. The company serves oilfield services companies, and exploration and production companies that are engaged in hydraulic fracturing. Emerge Energy Services GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Emerge Energy Services LP was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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