AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) and Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AngloGold Ashanti and Mountain Province Diamonds, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares AngloGold Ashanti and Mountain Province Diamonds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||N/A||7.98%||3.06%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
31.6% of AngloGold Ashanti shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
AngloGold Ashanti pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Mountain Province Diamonds does not pay a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares AngloGold Ashanti and Mountain Province Diamonds’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AngloGold Ashanti||$4.54 billion||0.87||-$191.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mountain Province Diamonds||N/A||N/A||$3.62 million||$0.13||20.00|
Mountain Province Diamonds has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AngloGold Ashanti.
Risk and Volatility
AngloGold Ashanti has a beta of -0.94, meaning that its stock price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products. The Company operates through four segments: South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and Americas. Its South African operations comprise over four mines and surface production facilities, which include the Vaal River operations, including Kopanang and Moab Khotsong; The West Wits operations, including Mponeng and TauTona, and surface operations. It has operations in Continental Africa in locations, including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanzania. The Australasia segment includes the operations in Australia. It consists of Sunrise Dam and Tropicana. The Americas segment includes the operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
About Mountain Province Diamonds
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is a resource company. The Company is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company holds interests in the GK Diamond Mine. The GK Diamond Mine is located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada, in the District of Mackenzie, 300 kilometers east-northeast of Yellowknife and 80 kilometers east-southeast of the Snap Lake Mine. The GK Diamond Mine includes various kimberlite deposits, such as 5034, Hearne, Tesla and Tuzo. The GK Diamond Mine covers approximately 10,350 acres. The GK Diamond Mine includes four mining leases (numbers 4341, 4199, 4200 and 4201).
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