Comparing MERLIN ENTERTAI/S (MERLY) & Hochschild Mining (HCHDF)

MERLIN ENTERTAI/S (OTCMKTS: HCHDF) and Hochschild Mining (OTCMKTS:HCHDF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.


This table compares MERLIN ENTERTAI/S and Hochschild Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hochschild Mining N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for MERLIN ENTERTAI/S and Hochschild Mining, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MERLIN ENTERTAI/S 0 2 1 0 2.33
Hochschild Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MERLIN ENTERTAI/S and Hochschild Mining’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MERLIN ENTERTAI/S $2.05 billion 2.53 $269.35 million $0.53 19.21
Hochschild Mining $722.57 million 1.42 $41.56 million N/A N/A

MERLIN ENTERTAI/S has higher revenue and earnings than Hochschild Mining.


MERLIN ENTERTAI/S pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Hochschild Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. MERLIN ENTERTAI/S pays out 20.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of MERLIN ENTERTAI/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

MERLIN ENTERTAI/S has a beta of -0.41, indicating that its share price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hochschild Mining has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.


MERLIN ENTERTAI/S beats Hochschild Mining on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the Madame Tussauds, The Eye Brand, SEA LIFE, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Seal Sanctuaries, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, Shreks Adventure London, and Little BIG City brands. It also operates LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Deutschland, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Japan brands; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Gardaland, Heide Park, THORPE PARK Resort, and Warwick Castle brands. As of March 23, 2018, the company operated approximately 120 attractions, 15 hotels, and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. Merlin Entertainments plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom.

Hochschild Mining Company Profile

Hochschild Mining plc, a precious metals company, explores for, mines, processes, and sells silver and gold in the Americas. The company also offers doré and concentrates. It holds a 100% interests in the Inmaculada gold/silver underground operation and Pallancata silver/gold property, which are located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru; and Arcata, an underground operation located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru, as well as a 51% interest in the San Jose silver/gold mine is located in Argentina. In addition, it has a portfolio of projects in various stages of development located in Peru, Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Further, the company is involved in power transmission business. Hochschild Mining plc was founded in 1911 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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