Head to Head Survey: KAZ Minerals (KZMYY) vs. Vedanta (VEDL)

KAZ Minerals (OTCMKTS: KZMYY) and Vedanta (NYSE:VEDL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for KAZ Minerals and Vedanta, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KAZ Minerals 1 0 0 0 1.00
Vedanta 1 0 1 0 2.00

Volatility & Risk

KAZ Minerals has a beta of 2.89, indicating that its share price is 189% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vedanta has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Vedanta shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares KAZ Minerals and Vedanta’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KAZ Minerals N/A N/A N/A
Vedanta 10.98% 24.61% 10.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KAZ Minerals and Vedanta’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KAZ Minerals $1.66 billion 3.65 $447.00 million N/A N/A
Vedanta $14.42 billion 0.87 $1.60 billion N/A N/A

Vedanta has higher revenue and earnings than KAZ Minerals.

Dividends

Vedanta pays an annual dividend of $7.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 45.5%. KAZ Minerals does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Vedanta beats KAZ Minerals on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

KAZ Minerals Company Profile

KAZ Minerals PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining, processing, and sale of copper concentrates primarily in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The company operates through Bozshakol, Aktogay, and East Region and Bozymchak segments. It operates the Bozshakol open pit mine in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan; Aktogay open pit mine located in eastern Kazakhstan; three underground mines and concentrators located in the eastern region of Kazakhstan; and the Bozymchak copper-gold open pit mine located in western Kyrgyzstan. It also produces and sells various by-products, such as gold, silver, molybdenum, zinc. The company was formerly known as Kazakhmys PLC and changed its name to KAZ Minerals PLC in October 2014. KAZ Minerals PLC was founded in 1930 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Vedanta Company Profile

Vedanta Limited, a diversified natural resources company, engages in exploring, extracting, and processing minerals, and oil and gas in India. It produces oil and gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, and aluminum. The company also operates 600 megawatts of thermal coal based power facility in the State of Odisha; and 274 megawatts of wind power plants. In addition, it engages in the mechanization of coal handling facilities; and upgradation of general cargo berth for handling coal at the outer harbor of Vishakapatnam Port on the east coast of India. The company was formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Limited and changed its name to Vedanta Limited in March 2015. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is based in Mumbai, India. Vedanta Limited is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc.

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