Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) and Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Fission Uranium has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Fission Uranium and Mountain Province Diamonds’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fission Uranium||N/A||N/A||-$4.00 million||($0.01)||-29.20|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||$239.94 million||0.61||-$14.61 million||$0.06||11.67|
Fission Uranium has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mountain Province Diamonds. Fission Uranium is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mountain Province Diamonds, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Fission Uranium and Mountain Province Diamonds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0.03%||0.54%||0.26%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Fission Uranium and Mountain Province Diamonds, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Fission Uranium presently has a consensus price target of $1.40, indicating a potential upside of 379.45%. Mountain Province Diamonds has a consensus price target of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 300.00%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than Mountain Province Diamonds.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Fission Uranium shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Mountain Province Diamonds beats Fission Uranium on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Fission Uranium Company Profile
Fission Uranium Corp. engages in the exploration and development of uranium properties in Canada. Its primary asset is the 100% owned Patterson Lake South property that consists of 17 contiguous mineral claims covering an area of 31,039 hectares located in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.
Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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