Reviewing North American Palladium (OTCMKTS:PALDF) & Cerro Grande Mining (OTCMKTS:CEGMF)

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North American Palladium (OTCMKTS:PALDF) and Cerro Grande Mining (OTCMKTS:CEGMF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares North American Palladium and Cerro Grande Mining’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
North American Palladium $306.17 million 2.34 $91.96 million N/A N/A
Cerro Grande Mining $3.33 million 0.31 -$1.16 million N/A N/A

North American Palladium has higher revenue and earnings than Cerro Grande Mining.

Volatility & Risk

North American Palladium has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cerro Grande Mining has a beta of 20.37, indicating that its share price is 1,937% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for North American Palladium and Cerro Grande Mining, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
North American Palladium 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cerro Grande Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

North American Palladium pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Cerro Grande Mining does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares North American Palladium and Cerro Grande Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
North American Palladium 35.43% 22.83% 18.94%
Cerro Grande Mining N/A N/A -155.53%

Summary

North American Palladium beats Cerro Grande Mining on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

North American Palladium Company Profile

North American Palladium Ltd. produces precious metals in Canada. It explores for palladium, platinum, gold, nickel, copper, and other metals. It primarily holds interest in the Lac des Iles mine that is located to the northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Cerro Grande Mining Company Profile

Cerro Grande Mining Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Chile. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, and limestone deposits. Its primary property is the Pimenton Mine that covers an area of 3,121 hectares located in the high mountain range of Chile. The company was formerly known as South American Gold and Copper Company Limited and changed its name to Cerro Grande Mining Corporation in March 2011. Cerro Grande Mining Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Providencia, Chile.

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