Financial Survey: Entrée Resources (OTCMKTS:ERLFF) and Excellon Resources (NYSE:EXN)

Entrée Resources (OTCMKTS:ERLFF) and Excellon Resources (NYSE:EXN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Entrée Resources and Excellon Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entrée Resources N/A N/A -76.16%
Excellon Resources -30.67% -14.53% -9.86%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Entrée Resources and Excellon Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entrée Resources 0 1 0 0 2.00
Excellon Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Entrée Resources currently has a consensus price target of $1.10, suggesting a potential upside of 39.24%. Given Entrée Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Entrée Resources is more favorable than Excellon Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of Excellon Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Entrée Resources and Excellon Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entrée Resources N/A N/A -$6.00 million N/A N/A
Excellon Resources $26.20 million 1.66 -$16.02 million ($0.25) -5.31

Entrée Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Excellon Resources.

About Entrée Resources

Entrée Resources Ltd. operates as a mineral exploration company that focuses on the exploration, development, and acquisition of base metal projects. The firm explores for gold and copper metals. Its projects includes two separate land holdings Oyu Tolgoi mining and Entrée/Oyu Tolgoi. The company was founded by Cary Pinkowski on July 19, 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Excellon Resources

Excellon Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. It focuses Platosa Mine property. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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