Analyzing West Canyon Energy (OTCMKTS:WCYN) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM)

West Canyon Energy (OTCMKTS:WCYN) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

West Canyon Energy has a beta of 2.27, suggesting that its share price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.57, suggesting that its share price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.4% of Hudbay Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares West Canyon Energy and Hudbay Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
West Canyon Energy N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals -14.02% -7.32% -2.87%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares West Canyon Energy and Hudbay Minerals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
West Canyon Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals $1.24 billion 1.71 -$343.81 million ($0.19) -42.58

West Canyon Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hudbay Minerals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for West Canyon Energy and Hudbay Minerals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
West Canyon Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 1 3 6 0 2.50

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus target price of $9.40, indicating a potential upside of 16.19%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than West Canyon Energy.


Hudbay Minerals beats West Canyon Energy on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

West Canyon Energy Company Profile

West Canyon Energy Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in Colombia. It primarily owns a 16% participation stake in the Buenavista block, an exploration project located to the northeast of Bogota, Colombia. The company was formerly known as PetroSouth Energy Corp. and changed its name to West Canyon Energy Corp. in April 2008. West Canyon Energy Corp. was founded in 2004 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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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