Analyzing Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) and Newmont Goldcorp (OTCMKTS:NEM)

Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) and Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

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Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mexus Gold US and Newmont Goldcorp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mexus Gold US N/A N/A -$2.27 million N/A N/A
Newmont Goldcorp $7.25 billion 4.14 $341.00 million $1.35 27.12

Newmont Goldcorp has higher revenue and earnings than Mexus Gold US.

Dividends

Newmont Goldcorp pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Mexus Gold US does not pay a dividend. Newmont Goldcorp pays out 41.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Mexus Gold US and Newmont Goldcorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mexus Gold US N/A -82,654.50% -222.29%
Newmont Goldcorp 25.42% 4.71% 2.59%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.1% of Newmont Goldcorp shares are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of Mexus Gold US shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Newmont Goldcorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Mexus Gold US has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newmont Goldcorp has a beta of -0.05, indicating that its stock price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mexus Gold US and Newmont Goldcorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mexus Gold US 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newmont Goldcorp 1 8 8 1 2.50

Newmont Goldcorp has a consensus price target of $46.52, indicating a potential upside of 27.06%. Given Newmont Goldcorp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Newmont Goldcorp is more favorable than Mexus Gold US.

Summary

Newmont Goldcorp beats Mexus Gold US on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mexus Gold US Company Profile

Mexus Gold US, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal projects in the State of Sonora, Mexico and the Western United States. The company holds interests in the Santa Elena prospect comprising 7 concessions covering an area of 898.028 hectares located to the northwest of the city of Caborca, Sonora State. It also holds interest in the Ures property covering 6900 acres located to the North of Hermosillo, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Action Fashions, Ltd. and changed its name to Mexus Gold US in September 2009. Mexus Gold US was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

Newmont Goldcorp Company Profile

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver. Its operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2018, the company had proven and probable gold reserves of 65.4 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 24,000 square miles. Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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