Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 (OTCMKTS:VDNRF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
9.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Mountain Province Diamonds and VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Mountain Province Diamonds presently has a consensus target price of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 113.74%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||$131.15 million||2.10||$13.23 million||$0.08||16.38|
|VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1||$15.36 billion||0.19||$235.60 million||N/A||N/A|
VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 has higher revenue and earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds.
Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 does not pay a dividend. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 150.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||-1.61%||-0.97%||-0.45%|
|VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 beats Mountain Province Diamonds on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mountain Province Diamonds
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. The company's primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué project comprising four mining leases covering an area of approximately 10,353 acres located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1
Vedanta Resources plc operates as a diversified natural resources company in India, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Australia, and Liberia. It primarily produces zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, and aluminum deposits. The company also explores for, extracts, and processes minerals, as well as oil and gas. In addition, it operates as a power producer with an installed capacity of 8.4 gigawatts of thermal based power generation and 274 megawatts of wind power generation. Further, the company engages in the port operations business in India; mining, smelting, and refining copper, aluminum, zinc, and iron ore; and gold and silver processing activity. Additionally, it provides accommodation and catering services; and leases medical equipment, as well as offers related building and conducting services. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Vedanta Resources plc is a subsidiary of Volcan Investments Limited.
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