New Jersey Mining (OTCMKTS:NJMC) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares New Jersey Mining and Coeur Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|New Jersey Mining||$3.63 million||6.63||$830,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Coeur Mining||$625.90 million||1.45||-$48.40 million||($0.01)||-442.00|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
65.9% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of New Jersey Mining shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for New Jersey Mining and Coeur Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|New Jersey Mining||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Coeur Mining has a consensus price target of $5.95, indicating a potential upside of 34.62%. Given Coeur Mining’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Coeur Mining is more favorable than New Jersey Mining.
This table compares New Jersey Mining and Coeur Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|New Jersey Mining||23.87%||9.05%||7.57%|
Risk & Volatility
New Jersey Mining has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
New Jersey Mining beats Coeur Mining on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About New Jersey Mining
New Jersey Mining Company explores for, develops, and extracts gold, silver, and base metal resources in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Mining District of North Idaho and Western Montana. It holds 100% interest in the Golden Chest that consists of 25 patented mining claims covering 280 acres and 70 unpatented claims mine covering 990 acres located in Murray, Idaho; and 50% interest in the Butte Highlands mine covering an area of approximately 1,310 acres comprising 11 patented claims, 65 unpatented lode mining claims, and 20 unpatented mill-site claims located in Butte, Montana. The company also holds interest in the New Jersey Mine, which include 102 acres of private land with surface and mineral rights, 108 acres of private land with mineral rights, 40 acres of private land with surface rights, and approximately 130 acres of unpatented mining claims located in Kellogg, Idaho; Toboggan project that comprise 106 unpatented mining claims located ion Murray, Idaho; McKinley property covering an area of approximately 4,368 acres located in the Simpson Mining District, central Idaho; and Eastern Star Project, which consists of 11 patented lode mining claims located in Elk City, central Idaho. In addition, it holds interest in the Four Square Mine that comprise 334 acres of mining claims located in Murray, Idaho. New Jersey Mining Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
About Coeur Mining
Coeur Mining, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces gold, silver, zinc, and lead properties. It holds interests in the Palmarejo gold and silver complex located in Mexico; the Rochester silver and gold mine situated in Nevada; the Kensington gold mine located in Alaska; the Wharf gold mine situated in South Dakota; and the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine located in Canada. The company also owns interests in the Sterling gold project and the Crown Block of deposits located in the Walker Lane trend in Nevada; and the La Preciosa silver-gold exploration project located in the State of Durango, Mexico. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States and Japan. The company was formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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