Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) & Mountain Province Diamonds (MPVD) Financial Comparison

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE: CLF) and Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Mountain Province Diamonds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cleveland-Cliffs 16.09% -35.81% 10.73%
Mountain Province Diamonds N/A 5.33% 2.07%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Mountain Province Diamonds’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cleveland-Cliffs $2.33 billion 0.88 $367.00 million $0.50 13.72
Mountain Province Diamonds $131.15 million 3.18 $13.23 million $0.08 32.50

Cleveland-Cliffs has higher revenue and earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mountain Province Diamonds, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cleveland-Cliffs and Mountain Province Diamonds, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cleveland-Cliffs 2 5 4 0 2.18
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cleveland-Cliffs currently has a consensus price target of $9.67, indicating a potential upside of 40.91%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.7% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by insiders. 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.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Mountain Province Diamonds on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cleveland-Cliffs

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as an iron ore mining company in the United States. The company operates four iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; and Koolyanobbing iron ore mining complex located in Western Australia. It sells its products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in August 2017. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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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