Head to Head Contrast: Pretium Resources (PVG) versus Ciner Resources (CINR)

Pretium Resources (NYSE: PVG) and Ciner Resources (NYSE:CINR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Pretium Resources and Ciner Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pretium Resources $177.93 million 7.22 -$16.45 million ($0.08) -88.00
Ciner Resources $497.30 million 1.06 $41.60 million $2.07 12.97

Ciner Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Pretium Resources. Pretium Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ciner Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Pretium Resources has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ciner Resources has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Pretium Resources and Ciner Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pretium Resources 0 2 5 0 2.71
Ciner Resources 0 2 1 0 2.33

Pretium Resources presently has a consensus price target of $13.75, indicating a potential upside of 95.31%. Ciner Resources has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.89%. Given Pretium Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pretium Resources is more favorable than Ciner Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.9% of Pretium Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.0% of Ciner Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Pretium Resources and Ciner Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pretium Resources N/A 1.69% 0.86%
Ciner Resources 8.37% 16.66% 9.52%

Dividends

Ciner Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Pretium Resources does not pay a dividend. Ciner Resources pays out 109.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Ciner Resources beats Pretium Resources on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops precious metal resource properties in the Americas. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. The company owns 100% interests in the Brucejack project comprising 4 mining leases and 6 mineral claims covering an area of 3,304 hectares located in northwestern British Columbia; and the Snowfield project consisting of 1 mineral claim covering an area of 1,217 hectares located in northwestern British Columbia. Pretium Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Ciner Resources

Ciner Resources LP, through its subsidiary, Ciner Wyoming LLC (Ciner Wyoming), produces soda ash and serves a global market from its facility in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. The Company processes trona ore into soda ash, a raw material in flat glass, container glass, detergents, chemicals, paper and other consumer and industrial products. As of December 31, 2016, its Green River Basin surface operations were situated on approximately 880 acres in Wyoming, and the Company’s mining operations included approximately 23,500 acres of leased and licensed subsurface mining area. The Company’s mining leases and license are located in two mining beds, designated by the United States Geological Survey as beds 24 and 25, at depths of 800 to 1100 feet, respectively, below the surface. The Company uses a continuous mining technique to mine trona and roof bolt the ceiling simultaneously. The Company’s soda ash is shipped by rail or truck from its Green River Basin operations.

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