Head to Head Analysis: Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) versus Minco Capital (NYSE:MGHCF)

Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) and Minco Capital (OTCMKTS:MGHCF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Hudbay Minerals and Minco Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudbay Minerals -3.61% 1.51% 0.69%
Minco Capital N/A -23.65% -23.36%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hudbay Minerals and Minco Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudbay Minerals $1.47 billion 0.56 $85.42 million $0.39 8.03
Minco Capital N/A N/A -$4.94 million N/A N/A

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Minco Capital.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.9% of Hudbay Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Minco Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Minco Capital does not pay a dividend. Hudbay Minerals pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Hudbay Minerals and Minco Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudbay Minerals 0 5 2 0 2.29
Minco Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hudbay Minerals presently has a consensus target price of $9.06, suggesting a potential upside of 189.54%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Minco Capital.

Volatility and Risk

Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.89, indicating that its stock price is 189% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minco Capital has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hudbay Minerals beats Minco Capital on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hudbay Minerals Company Profile

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Minco Capital Company Profile

Minco Capital Corp. operates as an investment issuer. It invests in privately and publicly traded companies. The company was formerly known as Minco Gold Corporation and changed its name to Minco Capital Corp. in February 2019. Minco Capital Corp. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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