Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) and Loncor Resources (OTCMKTS:LONCF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loncor Resources has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Coeur Mining and Loncor Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
66.9% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Coeur Mining and Loncor Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Coeur Mining currently has a consensus price target of $8.55, indicating a potential upside of 53.23%. Given Coeur Mining’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Coeur Mining is more favorable than Loncor Resources.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Coeur Mining and Loncor Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Coeur Mining||$709.60 million||1.57||-$1.31 million||$0.02||279.00|
Loncor Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Coeur Mining.
Coeur Mining beats Loncor Resources on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Coeur Mining
Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. It holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold complex located in Mexico; the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine located in British Columbia; the Rochester silver-gold mine located in Nevada; the Kensington gold mine located in Alaska; and the Wharf gold mine located in South Dakota. The Company also owns interest in the La Preciosa silver-gold project located in the State of Durango in northern Mexico. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States and China. The company was formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
About Loncor Resources
Loncor Resources Inc., a gold exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Canada. The company also explores for platinum deposits. It holds interests in the Ngayu project comprising 12 exploration permits covering an area of approximately 960 square kilometers in the Tshopo Province in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the North Kivu project, which consists of 47 exploration permits that cover an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometers located in the North Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company was formerly known as Nevada Bob's International Inc. and changed its name to Loncor Resources Inc. in November 2008. Loncor Resources Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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