Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE:BVN) & Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPL) Financial Contrast

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE:BVNGet Rating) and Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPLGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Panther Mining has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.9% of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.8% of Great Panther Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.3% of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. shares are owned by company insiders. 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 Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and Great Panther Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. 37.69% 8.43% 5.44%
Great Panther Mining -22.75% -40.44% -14.82%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and Great Panther Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. $900.45 million 2.05 -$224.78 million $1.40 5.20
Great Panther Mining $185.68 million 0.43 -$42.24 million ($0.11) -1.62

Great Panther Mining has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.. Great Panther Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and Great Panther Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. 0 1 0 0 2.00
Great Panther Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. presently has a consensus price target of $10.55, suggesting a potential upside of 44.92%. Given Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is more favorable than Great Panther Mining.

Summary

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. beats Great Panther Mining on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (Get Rating)

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. engages in the exploration, mining development, processing, and trading of precious and base metals. The company explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals. It operates operating mining units, including Tambomayo located in the Caylloma province, Orcopampa Unit located in the province of Castilla, Uchucchacua located in province of Oyón, Julcani located in province of Angaraes, Peru, as well as San Gabrie located in the province of General Sánchez Cerro, in the Moquegua region. The company also owns interests in Colquijirca, La Zanja, Yanacocha, Cerro Verde, El Brocal, Coimolache, Yumpaq, San Gregorio mines, and Trapiche mining unit. In addition, it produces manganese sulphate monohydrate and other by-products generated from minerals; and operates hydroelectric power plants. The company was incorporated in 1953 and is based in Lima, Peru.

About Great Panther Mining (Get Rating)

Great Panther Mining Limited operates as a precious metals mining and exploration company. It explores for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc ores. The company operates three mines, including the Tucano gold mine in Amapá State, Brazil; and the Guanajuato mine complex and the Topia mine in Mexico, as well as Coricancha mine complex in the central Andes, Peru. Its exploration properties also include the El Horcón, Santa Rosa, and Plomo projects in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Great Panther Silver Limited and changed its name to Great Panther Mining Limited in March 2019. Great Panther Mining Limited was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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