Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Bullfrog Gold and Hudbay Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bullfrog Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 0 4 6 0 2.60

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.52%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Bullfrog Gold.

Volatility and Risk

Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 3.09, indicating that its share price is 209% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Hudbay Minerals’ gross 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
Hudbay Minerals $1.36 billion 0.89 $163.89 million $0.57 8.11

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Bullfrog Gold.


Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Bullfrog Gold does not pay a dividend. Hudbay Minerals pays out 3.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Hudbay Minerals’ 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%
Hudbay Minerals 12.29% 7.26% 3.36%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.9% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Hudbay Minerals beats Bullfrog Gold on 10 of the 11 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.

Hudbay Minerals Company Profile

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company owns four polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and a copper project in Arizona, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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