Teck Resources (NYSE: TECK) and Comstock Mining (NYSE:LODE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Teck Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Comstock Mining does not pay a dividend. Teck Resources pays out 5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
47.2% of Teck Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Teck Resources and Comstock Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Teck Resources currently has a consensus price target of $27.22, suggesting a potential upside of 15.58%. Given Teck Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Teck Resources is more favorable than Comstock Mining.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Teck Resources and Comstock Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Teck Resources||$9.22 billion||1.48||$3.82 billion||$2.66||8.85|
|Comstock Mining||$1.61 million||24.39||-$4.19 million||N/A||N/A|
Teck Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Comstock Mining.
This table compares Teck Resources and Comstock Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Teck Resources beats Comstock Mining on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Teck Resources Company Profile
Teck Resources Ltd is engaged in the business of exploring for, acquiring, developing and producing natural resources. The Company’s activities are organized into business units that are focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. It operates in five segments: steelmaking coal, copper, zinc, energy and corporate. The corporate segment includes all of its activities in commodities other than copper, coal, zinc and energy. Through its interests in mining and processing operations in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru, the Company is a seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, and producer of copper and mined zinc. It also produces lead, molybdenum, silver, and various specialty and other metals, chemicals and fertilizers. In addition, the Company owns interest in the Fort Hills oil sands project and interests in other assets in the Athabasca region of Alberta. It is engaged in advancing porphyry copper projects in Canada, Chile, Peru, the United States and Turkey.
Comstock Mining Company Profile
Comstock Mining Inc. is a gold and silver mining company. The Company holds properties in the Comstock and Silver City mining districts (collectively, the Comstock District). The Company’s segments include mining and real estate. The mining segment consists of the Company’s activities and expenditures associated with mining. The real estate segment consists of land, real estate rental properties, and a hotel, restaurant and bar provided by the Gold Hill Hotel. The Comstock District is located within the western portion of the Basin and Range Province of Nevada, between Reno and Carson City. The Lucerne Resource area is located in Storey County, Nevada, approximately three miles south of Virginia City and over 30 miles southeast of Reno. Its Dayton Resource area is located in Lyon County, Nevada, approximately six miles south of Virginia City. The Company also owns various non-mining properties, including Daney Ranch, the Gold Hill Hotel, and related homes and cottages.
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