Comparing Hudbay Minerals (HBM) & Its Rivals

Hudbay Minerals (NYSE: HBM) is one of 50 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Hudbay Minerals to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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68.6% of Hudbay Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.9% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Hudbay Minerals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudbay Minerals 12.03% 7.13% 3.08%
Hudbay Minerals Competitors -462.22% -23.22% -1.74%

Risk & Volatility

Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.98, indicating that its share price is 198% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals’ competitors have a beta of 5.57, indicating that their average share price is 457% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Hudbay Minerals pays out 3.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Metal mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out 47.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hudbay Minerals and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudbay Minerals 0 3 5 0 2.63
Hudbay Minerals Competitors 304 1024 1244 77 2.41

Hudbay Minerals presently has a consensus price target of $11.38, suggesting a potential upside of 62.04%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 2.92%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hudbay Minerals and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudbay Minerals $1.36 billion $163.89 million 12.32
Hudbay Minerals Competitors $5.83 billion $914.33 million 81.08

Hudbay Minerals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hudbay Minerals. Hudbay Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hudbay Minerals beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hudbay Minerals

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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