Western Uranium & Vanadium (OTCMKTS:WSTRF) and Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Western Uranium & Vanadium and Cameco, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Uranium & Vanadium 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cameco 0 5 4 0 2.44

Cameco has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.36%. Given Cameco’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cameco is more favorable than Western Uranium & Vanadium.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.4% of Cameco shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cameco shares are held 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.

Dividends

Cameco pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Western Uranium & Vanadium does not pay a dividend. Cameco pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Western Uranium & Vanadium and Cameco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Uranium & Vanadium -769.05% 5.61% 4.54%
Cameco -2.65% 3.99% 2.49%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Western Uranium & Vanadium and Cameco’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Uranium & Vanadium $20,000.00 2,530.24 -$410,000.00 N/A N/A
Cameco $1.66 billion 2.81 -$158.09 million $0.12 98.50

Western Uranium & Vanadium has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cameco.

Summary

Cameco beats Western Uranium & Vanadium on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Western Uranium & Vanadium

Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. engages in the acquisition and development of uranium resource properties in the states of Utah and Colorado, the United States. The company holds interests in the San Rafael uranium project located in Emery County, Utah; the Sunday Mine complex located in western San Miguel County, Colorado; the Van 4 mine located in western Montrose County, Colorado; the Sage mine project located in San Juan County, Utah; the Sage mine project located in San Juan County, Utah and San Miguel County, Colorado; and the Dunn project located in San Juan County, Utah. It also has interests in the Hansen, North Hansen, High Park, Hansen Picnic Tree, and Taylor Ranch projects located in Fremont and Teller Counties, Colorado; and the Keota project located in Weld County, Colorado, as well as Ferris Haggerty project located in Carbon County, Wyoming. The company was formerly known as Western Uranium Corporation and changed its name to Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. in October 2018. Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Cameco

Cameco Corporation produces and sells uranium worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Uranium, Fuel Services, and NUKEM. The Uranium segment is involved in the exploration for, mining, and milling, as well as purchase and sale of uranium concentrates. Its operating uranium properties include the Cigar Lake property located in Saskatchewan, Canada; the Inkai property situated in Kazakhstan; the Smith Ranch-Highland property located in Wyoming, the United States; and the Crow Butte property situated in Nebraska, the United States. The Fuel Services segment engages in the refining, conversion, and fabrication of uranium concentrate, as well as the purchase and sale of conversion services. This segment also produces fuel bundles and reactor components for CANDU reactors; and provides consulting services to CANDU operators. The NUKEM segment trades in uranium and uranium-related products. The company sells its uranium and fuel services to nuclear utilities. Cameco Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.

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