Reviewing Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) & Mountain Province Diamonds (OTCMKTS:MPVD)

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Mountain Province Diamonds and Fission Uranium, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 1 0 0 2.00
Fission Uranium 0 0 1 0 3.00

Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus target price of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 300.00%. Fission Uranium has a consensus target price of $1.40, indicating a potential upside of 379.45%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.2% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Fission Uranium shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fission Uranium has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Fission Uranium’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $239.94 million 0.61 -$14.61 million $0.06 11.67
Fission Uranium N/A N/A -$4.00 million ($0.01) -29.20

Fission Uranium has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds. Fission Uranium is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mountain Province Diamonds, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Fission Uranium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds 0.03% 0.54% 0.26%
Fission Uranium N/A -1.36% -1.35%

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds beats Fission Uranium on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Fission Uranium Company Profile

Fission Uranium Corp. engages in the exploration and development of uranium properties in Canada. Its primary asset is the 100% owned Patterson Lake South property that consists of 17 contiguous mineral claims covering an area of 31,039 hectares located in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.

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