NextSource Materials (OTCMKTS:NSRCF) and Fury Gold Mines (NASDAQ:FURY) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
This table compares NextSource Materials and Fury Gold Mines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fury Gold Mines||N/A||-25.58%||-22.75%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for NextSource Materials and Fury Gold Mines, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fury Gold Mines||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Fury Gold Mines has a consensus price target of $2.40, indicating a potential upside of 88.98%. Given Fury Gold Mines’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fury Gold Mines is more favorable than NextSource Materials.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares NextSource Materials and Fury Gold Mines’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fury Gold Mines||N/A||N/A||-$10.50 million||($0.16)||-7.94|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
6.2% of Fury Gold Mines shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of NextSource Materials shares are held 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.
Risk and Volatility
NextSource Materials has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fury Gold Mines has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
NextSource Materials Company Profile
NextSource Materials Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in Madagascar and Canada. The company primarily holds a 100% interest in the Molo Graphite property that includes 2,119 permits covering an area of 827.7 square kilometers located in Southern Madagascar Region, Madagascar. It also holds 100% interest in the Green Giant Vanadium Project situated in Southern Madagascar Region, Madagascar; and Sagar property that includes 184 claims covering a total area of 8,539.58 hectares situated in the Labrador Trough Region, Quebec, Canada. The company was formerly known as Energizer Resources Inc. and changed its name to NextSource Materials Inc. in April 2017. NextSource Materials Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Fury Gold Mines Company Profile
Fury Gold Mines Limited operates as an exploration and development company in Canada. It explores for gold metals. The company owns 100% interests in its three flagship properties including, the Eau Claire project comprising 385 contiguous claims with a total area of 20,068 hectares located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Region of Northern Quebec; the Committee Bay gold project covering an area of approximately 280,000 hectares located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut; and the Homestake Ridge project covering an area of approximately 7,500 hectares located in northwestern British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Auryn Resources Inc. and changed its name to Fury Gold Mines Limited in October 2020. Fury Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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