Comparing Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPL) & Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Great Panther Mining and Ferroglobe, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great Panther Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ferroglobe 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares Great Panther Mining and Ferroglobe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great Panther Mining -22.75% -40.44% -14.82%
Ferroglobe 5.76% 49.91% 10.30%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Great Panther Mining and Ferroglobe’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Great Panther Mining $185.68 million 0.43 -$42.24 million ($0.11) -1.62
Ferroglobe $1.78 billion 0.77 -$110.62 million $0.62 11.87

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

Volatility and Risk

Great Panther Mining has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ferroglobe has a beta of 2.45, meaning that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.8% of Great Panther Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.2% of Ferroglobe shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Ferroglobe shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ferroglobe beats Great Panther Mining on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Great Panther Mining Company Profile (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.

Ferroglobe Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ferroglobe PLC operates in the silicon and specialty metals industry in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers silicone chemicals that are used in a range of applications, including personal care items, construction-related products, health care products, and electronics, as well as silicon metal for primary and secondary aluminum producers; silicomanganese, which is used as deoxidizing agent in the steel manufacturing process; and ferromanganese that is used as a deoxidizing, desulphurizing, and degassing agent in the removal of nitrogen and other harmful elements from steel. It also provides ferrosilicon products that are used to produce stainless steel, carbon steel, and various other steel alloys, as well as to manufacture electrodes and aluminum; calcium silicon, which is used in the deoxidation and desulfurization of liquid steel, and production of coatings for cast iron pipes, as well as in the welding process of powder metal and in pyrotechnics; nodularizers and inoculants, which are used in the production of iron; and silica fume, a by-product of the electrometallurgical process of silicon metal and ferrosilicon. In addition, the company operates quartz mines in Spain, South Africa, the United States, and Canada; and low-ash metallurgical coal mines in the United States, as well as holds interests in hydroelectric power plant in France. It serves silicone chemical, aluminum, and steel manufacturers; auto companies and their suppliers; ductile iron foundries; manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips; and concrete producers. The company was formerly known as VeloNewco Limited and changed its name to Ferroglobe PLC in December 2015. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Ferroglobe PLC is a subsidiary of Grupo Villar Mir, S.A.U.

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