Head-To-Head Survey: Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) and Silver Bull Resources (OTCMKTS:SVBL)

Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) and Silver Bull Resources (OTCMKTS:SVBL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Lundin Mining has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silver Bull Resources has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lundin Mining 8.84% 3.89% 2.61%
Silver Bull Resources N/A -36.97% -35.05%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Lundin Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Silver Bull 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, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Lundin Mining and Silver Bull Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lundin Mining 0 3 6 0 2.67
Silver Bull Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Lundin Mining presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 115.00%. Given Lundin Mining’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lundin Mining is more favorable than Silver Bull Resources.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lundin Mining and Silver Bull Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lundin Mining $1.89 billion 1.44 $167.30 million N/A N/A
Silver Bull Resources N/A N/A -$3.94 million N/A N/A

Lundin Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Silver Bull Resources.

Summary

Lundin Mining beats Silver Bull Resources on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining Corporation, a diversified base metals mining company, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in Chile, the United States, Portugal, and Sweden. It primarily produces copper, zinc, and nickel, as well as gold, lead, silver, and other metals. The company holds 100% interests in the Eagle mine located in the United States; the Neves-Corvo mine located in Portugal; the Zinkgruvan mine located in Sweden, as well as 80% interest in the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complex located in Chile; 24% interest in the Freeport Cobalt Oy business, which includes a cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland; and the Chapada copper-gold mine located in Brazil. The company was formerly known as South Atlantic Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to Lundin Mining Corporation in August 2004. Lundin Mining Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Silver Bull Resources

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.

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