SOUTH32 LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SOUHY) and Pelangio Exploration (OTCMKTS:PGXPF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SOUTH32 LTD/S and Pelangio Exploration’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SOUTH32 LTD/S||$7.55 billion||1.24||$1.33 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Pelangio Exploration||N/A||N/A||-$1.06 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares SOUTH32 LTD/S and Pelangio Exploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of SOUTH32 LTD/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
SOUTH32 LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Pelangio Exploration does not pay a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations for SOUTH32 LTD/S and Pelangio Exploration, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility & Risk
SOUTH32 LTD/S has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pelangio Exploration has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.
SOUTH32 LTD/S beats Pelangio Exploration on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
SOUTH32 LTD/S Company Profile
South32 Limited operates as a diversified metals and mining company primarily in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. The company has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminum, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, laterite ferronickel, silver, lead, and zinc. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
Pelangio Exploration Company Profile
Pelangio Exploration, Inc. is a junior gold exploration company, which engages in the acquisition and exploration of early stage or undervalued exploration prospects located in world-class gold belts. Its projects include Obuasi, Manfo, and Akroma properties in Ghana; Birch Lake and Poirier Gold properties in Canada. The company was founded on February 27, 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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