Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) and Santa Fe Gold (OTCMKTS:SFEG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of Lundin Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Santa Fe Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Santa Fe Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Lundin Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Santa Fe Gold does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Lundin Mining and Santa Fe Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lundin Mining and Santa Fe Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Lundin Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Santa Fe Gold.
This table compares Lundin Mining and Santa Fe Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Risk and Volatility
Lundin Mining has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Santa Fe Gold has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Lundin Mining beats Santa Fe Gold on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lundin Mining
Lundin Mining Corporation, a diversified base metals mining company, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in Chile, the United States, Portugal, and Sweden. It primarily produces copper, zinc, and nickel, as well as gold, lead, silver, and other metals. The company holds 100% interest in the Eagle mine located in the United States; the Neves-Corvo mine located in Portugal; and the Zinkgruvan mine located in Sweden, as well as 80% interest in Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complex; and 24% interest the Freeport Cobalt Oy business, which includes a cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland. The company was formerly known as South Atlantic Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to Lundin Mining Corporation in August 2004. Lundin Mining Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Santa Fe Gold
Santa Fe Gold Corporation, a mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, precious, and industrial and base metals, as well as titanium, rare earth, cobalt, lithium, manganese, and nickel deposits. It owns interests in various claims, including eight advanced projects. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.