Contrasting China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR) & New Jersey Mining (NJMC)

Contrasting China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR) & New Jersey Mining (NJMC)

New Jersey Mining (OTCMKTS:NJMC) and China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR) 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 institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of China Natural Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of New Jersey Mining shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of China Natural Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares New Jersey Mining and China Natural Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

New Jersey Mining has higher revenue and earnings than China Natural Resources.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for New Jersey Mining and China Natural Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Profitability

This table compares New Jersey Mining and China Natural Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility & Risk

New Jersey Mining has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Natural Resources has a beta of 2.16, meaning that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

New Jersey Mining beats China Natural Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

New Jersey Mining Company Profile

New Jersey Mining Company explores for, develops, and extracts gold, silver, and base metal resources in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Mining District of North Idaho and Western Montana. It holds 100% interest in the Golden Chest that consists of 25 patented mining claims covering 280 acres and 70 unpatented claims mine covering 990 acres located in Murray, Idaho; and 50% interest in the Butte Highlands mine covering an area of approximately 1,310 acres comprising 11 patented claims, 65 unpatented lode mining claims, and 20 unpatented mill-site claims located in Butte, Montana. The company also holds interest in the New Jersey Mine, which include 102 acres of private land with surface and mineral rights, 108 acres of private land with mineral rights, 40 acres of private land with surface rights, and approximately 130 acres of unpatented mining claims located in Kellogg, Idaho; Toboggan project that comprise 106 unpatented mining claims located ion Murray, Idaho; McKinley property covering an area of approximately 4,368 acres located in the Simpson Mining District, central Idaho; and Eastern Star Project, which consists of 11 patented lode mining claims located in Elk City, central Idaho. In addition, it holds interest in the Four Square Mine that comprise 334 acres of mining claims located in Murray, Idaho. New Jersey Mining Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

China Natural Resources Company Profile

China Natural Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of metal properties in the People's Republic of China. The company primarily explores for lead, silver, copper, and other metal deposits. It holds interest in the Moruogu Tong mine that covers an area of 10.43 square kilometers located in Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia. The company is headquartered in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. China Natural Resources, Inc. is a subsidiary of Feishang Group Limited.

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