Analyzing Silver Bull Resources (OTCMKTS:SVBL) and Turquoise Hill Resources (OTCMKTS:TRQ)

Silver Bull Resources (OTCMKTS:SVBL) and Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Silver Bull Resources has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Turquoise Hill Resources has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Silver Bull Resources and Turquoise Hill Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silver Bull Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Turquoise Hill Resources 0 4 1 0 2.20

Turquoise Hill Resources has a consensus price target of $2.43, indicating a potential upside of 250.98%. Given Turquoise Hill Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Turquoise Hill Resources is more favorable than Silver Bull Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.7% of Turquoise Hill Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Silver Bull Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Silver Bull Resources and Turquoise Hill Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silver Bull Resources N/A -41.06% -38.16%
Turquoise Hill Resources -12.60% 5.34% 3.33%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Silver Bull Resources and Turquoise Hill Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silver Bull Resources N/A N/A -$3.51 million N/A N/A
Turquoise Hill Resources $1.18 billion 1.18 $411.20 million N/A N/A

Turquoise Hill Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Silver Bull Resources.

Summary

Turquoise Hill Resources beats Silver Bull Resources on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Silver Bull Resources Company Profile

Silver Bull Resources, Inc., an exploration stage company, acquires, develops, and explores for mineral properties in Mexico and Canada. It primarily explores for silver and zinc deposits. The company holds interest in the Sierra Mojada property that includes 20 concessions covering an area of 6,496 hectares located in Coahuila, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Metalline Mining Company and changed its name to Silver Bull Resources, Inc. in April 2011. Silver Bull Resources, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Turquoise Hill Resources Company Profile

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mining company. The company explores for copper, gold, and silver deposits. It primarily develops and operates the Oyu Tolgoi mine located in the southern Mongolia. The company was formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and changed its name to Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in August 2012. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc.

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