Trevali Mining (OTCMKTS:TREVF) versus Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) Head to Head Analysis

Trevali Mining (OTCMKTS:TREVF) and Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.0% of Rio Tinto Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Trevali Mining and Rio Tinto Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trevali Mining -30.16% -4.95% -2.11%
Rio Tinto Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Trevali Mining and Rio Tinto Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trevali Mining $212.88 million 0.75 -$239.33 million N/A N/A
Rio Tinto Group $44.61 billion 2.43 $9.77 billion $7.70 11.29

Rio Tinto Group has higher revenue and earnings than Trevali Mining.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Trevali Mining and Rio Tinto Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trevali Mining 1 5 0 0 1.83
Rio Tinto Group 1 7 8 0 2.44

Trevali Mining currently has a consensus price target of $0.25, indicating a potential upside of 26.01%. Rio Tinto Group has a consensus price target of $112.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.88%. Given Rio Tinto Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rio Tinto Group is more favorable than Trevali Mining.

Summary

Rio Tinto Group beats Trevali Mining on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Trevali Mining

Trevali Mining Corporation, a base-metals mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores for zinc, lead, silver, gold, and copper deposits. The company's operational assets include the 90%-owned Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso; 90%-owned Rosh Pinah Mine in Namibia; Caribou Mine in the Bathurst mining camp, northern New Brunswick, Canada; and Santander Mine in Peru. It also holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Heath Steele deposit located in New Brunswick, Canada, as well as holds interests in the Halfmile, Stratmat, and Restigouche properties situated in New Brunswick, Canada; Ruttan Mine located in northern Manitoba, Canada; and Gergarub Project situated in Namibia. The company was formerly known as Trevali Resources Corp. and changed its name to Trevali Mining Corporation in April 2011. Trevali Mining Corporation was incorporated in 1964 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Rio Tinto Group

Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company offers aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, iron ore, and uranium. It also owns and operates open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, power stations, and research and service facilities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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