Head-To-Head Review: Bullfrog Gold (BFGC) and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN)

Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Bullfrog Gold does not pay a dividend. Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.5% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.3% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Bullfrog Gold and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bullfrog Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA 0 1 1 0 2.50

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.44%. Given Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA is more favorable than Bullfrog Gold.

Profitability

This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bullfrog Gold N/A -1,840.36% -389.36%
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA 5.28% 3.31% 2.38%

Volatility & Risk

Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -$1.52 million N/A N/A
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA $1.27 billion 2.76 $60.82 million $0.37 37.46

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has higher revenue and earnings than Bullfrog Gold.

Summary

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA beats Bullfrog Gold on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bullfrog Gold Company Profile

Bullfrog Gold Corp., a junior exploration company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and other metals. The company holds interests in the Bullfrog gold project that consists of 79 lode claims and 2 patented claims covering an area of 1,600 acres located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on State lands, private lands, and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the state of Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of metals on a total of approximately 4,380 acres of land. The company was formerly known as Kopr Resources Corp. and changed its name to Bullfrog Gold Corp. in July 2011. Bullfrog Gold Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA Company Profile

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals in Peru, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company operates five operating mining units, including Uchucchacua, Orcopampa, Julcani, Mallay, and Tambomayo in Peru; and San Gabriel, a mining unit under development stage. It also owns interests in Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay, La Zanja, Yanacocha, Cerro Verde, Yumpag, Daniela, Ccelloccasa, San Gregorio, and Tambomayo mines, as well as Trapiche, a mining unit at the development stage. In addition, the company produces manganese sulphate, which is used in agriculture and mining industries. Further, it provides geological, engineering, design, and construction consulting services to the mining sector; electrical transmission services; and energy generation services through hydroelectric power plants, as well as processes chemicals. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Lima, Peru.

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