Reviewing Lomiko Metals (OTCMKTS:LMRMF) and Cleveland-Cliffs (OTCMKTS:CLF)

Lomiko Metals (OTCMKTS:LMRMF) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Lomiko Metals and Cleveland-Cliffs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lomiko Metals 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cleveland-Cliffs 0 6 2 1 2.44

Lomiko Metals currently has a consensus target price of $0.11, suggesting a potential upside of 547.06%. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus target price of $8.89, suggesting a potential upside of 89.93%. Given Lomiko Metals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lomiko Metals is more favorable than Cleveland-Cliffs.

Profitability

This table compares Lomiko Metals and Cleveland-Cliffs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lomiko Metals N/A -43.46% -40.48%
Cleveland-Cliffs 11.99% 63.19% 7.32%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Lomiko Metals has a beta of 2.51, indicating that its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lomiko Metals and Cleveland-Cliffs’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lomiko Metals N/A N/A -$1.33 million N/A N/A
Cleveland-Cliffs $1.99 billion 0.94 $292.80 million $1.12 4.18

Cleveland-Cliffs has higher revenue and earnings than Lomiko Metals.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Lomiko Metals on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lomiko Metals Company Profile

Lomiko Metals Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of resource properties in Canada. The company primarily explores for graphite deposits. The company holds 100% interests in the Vines Lake zinc-silver-gold property, which consists of three claims covering an area of approximately 1,209.84 hectares located in Liard Mining District of British Columbia; the Quatre-Milles graphite property located north of Sainte-Veronique, Quebec; and the Quatre-Milles West located in southern Quebec. It also holds a 40% interest in the La Loutre graphite property covering an area of approximately 2,508.97 hectares located in southern Québec; and 80% interest in the Lac-des-Iles property covering an area of approximately 5,601.30 hectares situated in Québec. The company was formerly known as Lomiko Resources Inc. and changed its name to Lomiko Metals Inc. in October 2008. Lomiko Metals Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Surrey, Canada.

Cleveland-Cliffs Company Profile

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as an iron ore mining company in the United States. The company operates four iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota. It sells its products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in August 2017. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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