Analyzing Tahoe Resources (TAHO) and Coeur Mining (CDE)

Tahoe Resources (NYSE: TAHO) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.9% of Tahoe Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Tahoe Resources and Coeur Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tahoe Resources 11.15% 3.18% 2.70%
Coeur Mining -0.17% 1.51% 0.81%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Tahoe Resources and Coeur Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tahoe Resources 0 5 3 0 2.38
Coeur Mining 0 2 5 0 2.71

Coeur Mining has a consensus price target of $9.80, suggesting a potential upside of 12.00%. Given Coeur Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coeur Mining is more favorable than Tahoe Resources.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tahoe Resources and Coeur Mining’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tahoe Resources $733.60 million 2.30 $81.79 million $0.27 20.00
Coeur Mining $709.60 million 2.29 -$1.31 million $0.02 437.50

Tahoe Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Coeur Mining. Tahoe Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coeur Mining, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Tahoe Resources has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Tahoe Resources

Tahoe Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, develops, and operates mineral properties in the Americas. It explores for silver, gold, lead, zinc, and copper deposits, as well as precious metals assets. The company holds interest in the La Arena gold mine located in the Huamachuco district of northern Peru; Shahuindo mine located in the province of Cajabamba in northern Peru; and La Arena II, a copper-gold porphyry deposit located in Peru. It also holds interest in the Timmins mines, including the Bell Creek and Timmins West mines, the Fenn-Gib project, the Juby project, the Vogel project, and the Gold River project located in Timmins, Ontario. The company was formerly known as CKM Resources Inc. and changed its name to Tahoe Resources Inc. in January 2010. Tahoe Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

About Coeur Mining

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. It holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold complex located in Mexico; the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine located in British Columbia; the Rochester silver-gold mine located in Nevada; the Kensington gold mine located in Alaska; and the Wharf gold mine located in South Dakota. The Company also owns interest in the La Preciosa silver-gold project located in the State of Durango in northern Mexico. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States and China. The company was formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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