Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF – Get Rating) and Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPL – Get Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Centamin and Great Panther Mining, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Great Panther Mining||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Great Panther Mining has a consensus price target of $1.75, suggesting a potential upside of 59.09%. Given Great Panther Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Great Panther Mining is more favorable than Centamin.
Volatility & Risk
Centamin has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Panther Mining has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Centamin and Great Panther Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Centamin||$733.31 million||1.82||$101.53 million||N/A||N/A|
|Great Panther Mining||$185.68 million||0.27||-$42.24 million||($1.26)||-0.87|
Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Great Panther Mining.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
17.8% of Great Panther Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Centamin and Great Panther Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Great Panther Mining||-36.73%||-60.74%||-19.39%|
Centamin beats Great Panther Mining on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Centamin plc engages in the exploration, mining, and development of precious metals in Egypt, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The company explores for gold deposits. Its principal asset is the Sukari Gold Mine project, which covers an area of approximately 160 square kilometers located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, Jersey.
About Great Panther Mining
Great Panther Mining Limited operates as a precious metals mining and exploration company. It explores for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc ores. The company operates three mines, including the Tucano gold mine in Amapá State, Brazil; and the Guanajuato mine complex and the Topia mine in Mexico, as well as Coricancha mine complex in the central Andes, Peru. Its exploration properties also include the El Horcón, Santa Rosa, and Plomo projects in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Great Panther Silver Limited and changed its name to Great Panther Mining Limited in March 2019. Great Panther Mining Limited was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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