Cerro Grande Mining (OTCMKTS:CEGMF) and Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

Centamin pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Cerro Grande Mining does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cerro Grande Mining and Centamin’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cerro Grande Mining $3.33 million 0.13 -$370,000.00 N/A N/A
Centamin $675.51 million 2.57 $222.03 million N/A N/A

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Cerro Grande Mining.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Centamin 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cerro Grande Mining and Centamin, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cerro Grande Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centamin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Cerro Grande Mining and Centamin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cerro Grande Mining N/A N/A -182.76%
Centamin 23.81% 10.36% 9.91%

Risk & Volatility

Cerro Grande Mining has a beta of 19.58, indicating that its stock price is 1,858% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centamin has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Centamin beats Cerro Grande Mining on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cerro Grande Mining Company Profile

Cerro Grande Mining Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Chile. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, and limestone deposits. Its primary property is the Pimenton Mine that covers an area of 3,121 hectares located in the high mountain range of Chile. The company was formerly known as South American Gold and Copper Company Limited and changed its name to Cerro Grande Mining Corporation in March 2011. Cerro Grande Mining Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Providencia, Chile.

Centamin Company Profile

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

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