Contrasting Ciner Resources (NYSE:CINR) & LYNAS CORP LTD/S (LYSDY)

Ciner Resources (NYSE:CINR) and LYNAS CORP LTD/S (OTCMKTS:LYSDY) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.


Ciner Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. LYNAS CORP LTD/S 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.7% of Ciner Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ciner Resources and LYNAS CORP LTD/S’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ciner Resources $497.30 million 0.99 $41.60 million $2.07 11.98
LYNAS CORP LTD/S $290.04 million 2.54 $41.16 million N/A N/A

Ciner Resources has higher revenue and earnings than LYNAS CORP LTD/S.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Ciner Resources and LYNAS CORP LTD/S, as provided by

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

Ciner Resources presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.87%. Given Ciner Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ciner Resources is more favorable than LYNAS CORP LTD/S.


This table compares Ciner Resources and LYNAS CORP LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ciner Resources 10.19% 19.76% 11.01%

Risk & Volatility

Ciner Resources has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LYNAS CORP LTD/S has a beta of 2.4, meaning that its stock price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Ciner Resources beats LYNAS CORP LTD/S on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciner Resources Company Profile

Ciner Resources LP engages in the trona ore mining and soda ash production businesses in the United States and internationally. It processes trona ore into soda ash, which is a raw material in flat glass, container glass, detergents, chemicals, paper, and other consumer and industrial products. The company has approximately 23,500 acres of leased and licensed subsurface mining areas in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. As of December 31, 2017, it had proven and probable reserves of approximately 240.1 million short tons of trona. Ciner Resource Partners LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as OCI Resources LP and changed its name to Ciner Resources LP in November 2015. Ciner Resources LP is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ciner Resources LP operates as a subsidiary of Ciner Wyoming Holding Co.

LYNAS CORP LTD/S Company Profile

Lynas Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, mining, extraction, and processing of rare earth minerals primarily in Australia and Malaysia. It also produces and supplies neodymium-praseodymium material. The company holds interest in the Mount Weld project in Western Australia. It also owns, develops, and operates Lynas advanced materials plant located in Kuantan, Malaysia; and Mount Weld concentration plant located in Western Australia. In addition, the company offers corporate services. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Kuantan, Malaysia.

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