Comparing Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) and Atlatsa Resources (OTCMKTS:ATLRF)

Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) and Atlatsa Resources (OTCMKTS:ATLRF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lundin Mining and Atlatsa Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lundin Mining $1.73 billion 1.91 $195.85 million N/A N/A
Atlatsa Resources $4.26 million 8.60 -$72.56 million N/A N/A

Lundin Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Atlatsa Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Lundin Mining and Atlatsa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lundin Mining 5.07% 1.90% 1.32%
Atlatsa Resources N/A N/A -53.78%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Lundin Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% of Atlatsa Resources shares are owned by 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

Lundin Mining has a beta of 2.01, meaning that its stock price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlatsa Resources has a beta of -0.44, meaning that its stock price is 144% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Lundin Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Atlatsa Resources does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Lundin Mining and Atlatsa Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lundin Mining 0 4 6 0 2.60
Atlatsa Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Lundin Mining beats Atlatsa Resources 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% interests in the Eagle mine located in the United States; the Neves-Corvo mine located in Portugal; the Zinkgruvan mine located in Sweden, as well as 80% interest in the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complex located in Chile; 24% interest in the Freeport Cobalt Oy business, which includes a cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland; and the Chapada copper-gold mine located in Brazil. 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 Atlatsa Resources

Atlatsa Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and mining of platinum group metal properties in the Republic of South Africa. The company was formerly known as Anooraq Resources Corporation and changed its name to Atlatsa Resources Corporation in May 2012. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Atlatsa Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Atlatsa Holdings Proprietary Limited.

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