Head-To-Head Survey: Quaterra Resources (OTCMKTS:QTRRF) and BHP Group (OTCMKTS:BHP)

BHP Group (NYSE:BHP) and Quaterra Resources (OTCMKTS:QTRRF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.


BHP Group pays an annual dividend of $3.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Quaterra Resources does not pay a dividend. BHP Group pays out 85.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BHP Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

BHP Group has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quaterra Resources has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BHP Group and Quaterra Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BHP Group $44.29 billion 1.85 $8.31 billion $3.66 13.93
Quaterra Resources N/A N/A -$1.42 million N/A N/A

BHP Group has higher revenue and earnings than Quaterra Resources.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.8% of BHP Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of BHP Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares BHP Group and Quaterra Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BHP Group N/A N/A N/A
Quaterra Resources N/A -7.04% -6.64%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for BHP Group and Quaterra Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BHP Group 4 6 4 0 2.00
Quaterra Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

BHP Group currently has a consensus target price of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.67%. Given BHP Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe BHP Group is more favorable than Quaterra Resources.


BHP Group beats Quaterra Resources on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

BHP Group Company Profile

BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical and energy coal. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; provision of freight, finance, and administrative services, as well as trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. BHP Group is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Quaterra Resources Company Profile

Quaterra Resources Inc. operates as a copper exploration and development company primarily in North America. It holds 100% interests in the MacArthur, Yerington, Bear, and Wassuk copper properties located in the Yerington District, Nevada, as well as an option to acquire a 90% interest in the Groundhog copper prospect covering 40,000 acres located to the southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. The company was formerly known as Aquaterre Mineral Development Ltd. and changed its name to Quaterra Resources Inc. in October 1997. Quaterra Resources Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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