Wealth Minerals (OTCMKTS:WMLLF) and North American Palladium (OTCMKTS:PALDF) Head-To-Head Analysis

Wealth Minerals (OTCMKTS:WMLLF) and North American Palladium (OTCMKTS:PALDF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Wealth Minerals and North American Palladium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wealth Minerals N/A N/A N/A
North American Palladium 35.43% 22.83% 18.94%

Risk & Volatility

Wealth Minerals has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, North American Palladium has a beta of 2.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Wealth Minerals and North American Palladium, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wealth Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
North American Palladium 0 0 2 0 3.00

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Wealth Minerals and North American Palladium’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wealth Minerals N/A N/A -$22.39 million N/A N/A
North American Palladium $306.17 million 2.87 $91.96 million N/A N/A

North American Palladium has higher revenue and earnings than Wealth Minerals.

Dividends

North American Palladium pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Wealth Minerals does not pay a dividend.

Summary

North American Palladium beats Wealth Minerals on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Wealth Minerals Company Profile

Wealth Minerals Ltd. is a junior mineral resource exploration company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties primarily prospective for precious metals. It holds interst in Atacama Salar, Laguna Verde, Trinity and Five Salars projects. Wealth Minerals was founded on October 7, 1994 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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.

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