Mountain Province Diamonds (MPVD) and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (NILSY) Financial Survey

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:NILSY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mountain Province Diamonds and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR), as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 0 1 0 3.00
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) 0 0 2 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $131.15 million 3.28 $13.23 million $0.08 25.63
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) $9.15 billion 3.09 $2.13 billion N/A N/A

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has higher revenue and earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.6% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds 1.94% 3.63% 1.57%
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 150.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

About Mountain Province Diamonds

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. The company's primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué project comprising four mining leases covering an area of approximately 10,353 acres 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.

About GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a metals and mining company in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia, and the CIS countries. The company operates in GMK Group, KGMK Group, NN Harjavalta, Other Metallurgical, and Other Non-Metallurgical segments. It prospects, explores for, extracts, refines, and processes minerals; and produces, markets, and sells base and precious metals. The company produces nickel, palladium, copper, platinum, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, silver, gold, selenium, tellurium, sulfur, sodium sulfate, and sodium chloride. It is also involved in equipment rental, gas extraction, electricity production and distribution, construction, repairs, geological works, spare parts production, distribution, research, fuel supply, river shipping, and airport businesses, as well as acts as an air company. The company was formerly known as Open Joint Stock Company ?Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel' and changed its name to Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel in May 2015. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

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