Reviewing Quaterra Resources (OTCMKTS:QTRRF) & Hudbay Minerals (OTCMKTS:HBM)

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


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


This table compares Quaterra Resources and Hudbay Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quaterra Resources N/A -6.89% -6.56%
Hudbay Minerals -27.35% -0.71% -0.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Quaterra Resources and Hudbay Minerals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quaterra Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 0 6 2 0 2.25

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus target price of $8.06, suggesting a potential upside of 126.47%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Quaterra Resources.

Risk & Volatility

Quaterra Resources has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 3.01, suggesting that its share price is 201% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.9% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Quaterra Resources and Hudbay Minerals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quaterra Resources N/A N/A -$1.42 million N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals $1.47 billion 0.63 $85.42 million $0.39 9.13

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Quaterra Resources.


Hudbay Minerals beats Quaterra Resources on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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