Agnico Eagle Mines ( NYSE:AEM ) and China Natural Resources ( NASDAQ:CHNR ) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.
Get Agnico Eagle Mines alerts: This table compares Agnico Eagle Mines and China Natural Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Agnico Eagle Mines -14.91% 1.48% 0.89% China Natural Resources N/A N/A N/A Analyst Ratings
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Agnico Eagle Mines and China Natural Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Agnico Eagle Mines 0 2 10 0 2.83 China Natural Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A Agnico Eagle Mines presently has a consensus price target of $50.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.54%. Given Agnico Eagle Mines’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Agnico Eagle Mines is more favorable than China Natural Resources.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Agnico Eagle Mines and China Natural Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Agnico Eagle Mines $2.19 billion 4.77 $243.88 million N/A N/A China Natural Resources N/A N/A -$4.60 million N/A N/A Agnico Eagle Mines has higher revenue and earnings than China Natural Resources.
Risk and Volatility
Agnico Eagle Mines has a beta of -0.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Natural Resources has a beta of 2.16, indicating that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Agnico Eagle Mines pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. China Natural Resources does not pay a dividend. Agnico Eagle Mines has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.5% of Agnico Eagle Mines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of China Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Agnico Eagle Mines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of China Natural Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Agnico Eagle Mines beats China Natural Resources on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Agnico Eagle Mines
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Mexico, and Finland. The company operates through Northern Business and Southern Business segments. It primarily produces and sells gold deposit, as well as explores for silver, zinc, and copper deposits. The company's flagship property is the LaRonde mine located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, Canada. As of December 31, 2017, Its LaRonde mine had a proven and probable mineral reserve of approximately 2.7 million ounces of gold. The company is also involved in exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About China Natural Resources
China Natural Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of metal properties in the People's Republic of China. The company primarily explores for lead, silver, copper, and other metal deposits. It holds interest in the Moruogu Tong mine that covers an area of 10.43 square kilometers located in Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia. The company is headquartered in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. China Natural Resources, Inc. is a subsidiary of Feishang Group Limited.
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