GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (NILSY) & Westwater Resources (WWR) Critical Survey

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:NILSY) and Westwater Resources (NASDAQ:WWR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. Westwater Resources does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Westwater Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) $9.15 billion 2.92 $2.13 billion N/A N/A
Westwater Resources N/A N/A -$19.28 million ($0.96) -0.23

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has higher revenue and earnings than Westwater Resources.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Westwater Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) 0 0 2 0 3.00
Westwater Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of Westwater Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Westwater Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Westwater Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) N/A N/A N/A
Westwater Resources N/A -60.18% -49.57%

Volatility & Risk

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westwater Resources has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) beats Westwater Resources on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a metals and mining company in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia, and the CIS countries. The company operates in GMK Group, KGMK Group, NN Harjavalta, Other Metallurgical, and Other Non-Metallurgical segments. It prospects, explores for, extracts, refines, and processes minerals; and produces, markets, and sells base and precious metals. The company produces nickel, palladium, copper, platinum, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, silver, gold, selenium, tellurium, sulfur, sodium sulfate, and sodium chloride. It is also involved in equipment rental, gas extraction, electricity production and distribution, construction, repairs, geological works, spare parts production, distribution, research, fuel supply, river shipping, and airport businesses, as well as acts as an air company. The company was formerly known as Open Joint Stock Company ?Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel' and changed its name to Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel in May 2015. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

About Westwater Resources

Westwater Resources, Inc. operates as an energy metals exploration and development company. The company holds interests in the three lithium brine exploration projects, which include Columbus Basin project in western Nevada; the Railroad Valley project in east-central Nevada; and the Sal Rica Project in northwestern Utah. It also holds interests in various uranium projects in New Mexico and Texas, as well as in the Republic of Turkey. The company was formerly known as Uranium Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Westwater Resources, Inc. in August 2017. Westwater Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

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