Critical Analysis: Mountain Province Diamonds (MPVDF) & Its Rivals

Mountain Province Diamonds (OTCMKTS: MPVDF) is one of 57 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Mountain Province Diamonds to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.0% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds’ peers have a beta of -0.48, indicating that their average share price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $208.24 million -$14.61 million -2.22
Mountain Province Diamonds Competitors $7.18 billion $913.65 million -14.93

Mountain Province Diamonds’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds. Mountain Province Diamonds is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds -46.94% -7.29% -3.48%
Mountain Province Diamonds Competitors -47.56% 7.29% 1.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Mountain Province Diamonds and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 1 0 0 2.00
Mountain Province Diamonds Competitors 618 1670 1720 97 2.32

Mountain Province Diamonds presently has a consensus price target of $0.50, suggesting a potential upside of 87.48%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 1,121.88%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mountain Province Diamonds has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds peers beat Mountain Province Diamonds on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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