Contrasting Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) and Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA (NYSE:RYSMF)

Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) and Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA (OTCMKTS:RYSMF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Pretium Resources and Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pretium Resources 6.48% 8.83% 4.84%
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -168.60%

Volatility and Risk

Pretium Resources has a beta of -0.63, suggesting that its share price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA has a beta of -141.79, suggesting that its share price is 14,279% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.9% of Pretium Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pretium Resources and Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pretium Resources 0 4 4 0 2.50
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pretium Resources presently has a consensus price target of $18.45, suggesting a potential upside of 54.91%. Given Pretium Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Pretium Resources is more favorable than Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pretium Resources and Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pretium Resources $454.56 million 4.86 $36.62 million $0.54 22.06
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -$30,000.00 N/A N/A

Pretium Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA.

Summary

Pretium Resources beats Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops precious metal resource properties in the Americas. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. Its principal project is the Brucejack project that consists of 4 mining leases and 6 mineral claims covering an area of 3,304 hectares located in northwestern British Columbia. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA

Royal Standard Minerals Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire or merge with assets or businesses that maximize value for shareholders. Previously, the company was engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and precious metal properties in the United States. Royal Standard Minerals Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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