Comparing Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) and Blue Gem Enterprise (OTCMKTS:BGEM)

Blue Gem Enterprise (OTCMKTS:BGEM) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Blue Gem Enterprise and Hudbay Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Gem Enterprise N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals -14.02% -7.32% -2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Blue Gem Enterprise and Hudbay Minerals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Gem Enterprise 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 1 3 6 0 2.50

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus target price of $8.72, suggesting a potential upside of 29.35%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Blue Gem Enterprise.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.7% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Blue Gem Enterprise has a beta of 3, suggesting that its share price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.59, suggesting that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Blue Gem Enterprise and Hudbay Minerals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Gem Enterprise N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals $1.24 billion 1.42 -$343.81 million ($0.19) -35.47

Blue Gem Enterprise has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hudbay Minerals.

Blue Gem Enterprise Company Profile

Blue Gem Enterprise, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in full service direct store beverage distribution activities in Florida, the United States. The company manages and distributes select allied brands, including the Title Sports Drink for food and beverage manufacturers pursuant to exclusive agreements with manufacturers. It distributes various non-alcohol beverages, such as ice teas, juices, nutritional shakes, energy shots, and sports drinks, as well as food products. The company also distributes refrigerated dairy products, fresh produce, and food and beverages, including milk; fruits, such as watermelon; nut and snack bars under the Wings of Nature Bars brand name; Apple Rush, an apple flavored fruit beverage; Xingtea, a tea beverage; and Myoplex, a shake. It serves independent retail stores and chain stores. Blue Gem Enterprise, Inc. is based in Opa-locka, Florida.

Hudbay Minerals Company Profile

Hudbay Minerals Inc., a diversified mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; molybdenum concentrates; and zinc metals. The company owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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