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.
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|
|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.
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|
|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.
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.
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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