GrowMax Resources (OTCMKTS:APEOF) and SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
GrowMax Resources has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 1.38, meaning that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares GrowMax Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||83.18%||19.81%||19.81%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
3.9% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by company 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares GrowMax Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GrowMax Resources||N/A||N/A||-$3.80 million||N/A||N/A|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||$28.80 million||4.03||$24.34 million||N/A||N/A|
SandRidge Permian Trust has higher revenue and earnings than GrowMax Resources.
SandRidge Permian Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 17.2%. GrowMax Resources does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for GrowMax Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
SandRidge Permian Trust beats GrowMax Resources on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
GrowMax Resources Company Profile
GrowMax Resources Corp. focuses on the exploration, evaluation, and development of phosphate and potassium-rich brine resources, and other mineral concessions in Peru. It owns a 100% interest in the Bayovar property covering an area of 227,000 gross acres located in the Sechura Desert in northwestern Peru. The company was formerly known as Americas Petrogas Inc. and changed its name to GrowMax Resources Corp. in August 2016. GrowMax Resources Corp. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
SandRidge Permian Trust Company Profile
SandRidge Permian Trust holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. It has proved developed reserves of approximately 0.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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