Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) and Canada Jetlines (OTCMKTS:JETMF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hecla Mining and Canada Jetlines, as provided by MarketBeat.
Hecla Mining currently has a consensus price target of $4.61, indicating a potential upside of 96.89%. Given Hecla Mining’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hecla Mining is more favorable than Canada Jetlines.
This table compares Hecla Mining and Canada Jetlines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.1% of Hecla Mining shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Hecla Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Hecla Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Canada Jetlines does not pay a dividend. Hecla Mining pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hecla Mining and Canada Jetlines’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Canada Jetlines has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hecla Mining.
Risk & Volatility
Hecla Mining has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canada Jetlines has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Hecla Mining beats Canada Jetlines on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hecla Mining
Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and produces precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers zinc, lead, and bulk flotation concentrates to custom smelters and brokers; and unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island, Alaska; the Lucky Friday mine located in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian mine located in the state of Durango, Mexico. The company also owns interests in the Fire Creek mine located primarily in Lander County, Nevada; the Hollister mine located in Elko County, Nevada; and the Midas property located northeast of Winnemucca, Nevada. Hecla Mining Company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
About Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines Ltd. operates as an ultra-low cost carrier scheduled airline. The company plans to operate flights across Canada; and provide non-stop services from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It also provides services to passengers, such as in-flight food and baggage. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.