Reviewing Fury Gold Mines (NYSE:FURY) and Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC)

Fury Gold Mines (NYSE:FURYGet Rating) and Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMCGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Fury Gold Mines and Hycroft Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fury Gold Mines 0 0 1 0 3.00
Hycroft Mining 0 1 0 0 2.00

Fury Gold Mines presently has a consensus price target of $1.80, indicating a potential upside of 231.19%. Given Fury Gold Mines’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Fury Gold Mines is more favorable than Hycroft Mining.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.7% of Fury Gold Mines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fury Gold Mines and Hycroft Mining’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fury Gold Mines N/A N/A -$10.50 million ($0.16) -3.40
Hycroft Mining $110.73 million 2.37 -$88.56 million ($1.58) -0.84

Fury Gold Mines has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hycroft Mining. Fury Gold Mines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hycroft Mining, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Fury Gold Mines and Hycroft Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fury Gold Mines N/A -25.58% -22.75%
Hycroft Mining -100.07% -4,170.48% -47.44%

Volatility & Risk

Fury Gold Mines has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hycroft Mining has a beta of 1.87, indicating that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fury Gold Mines beats Hycroft Mining on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fury Gold Mines (Get Rating)

Fury Gold Mines Limited operates as an exploration and development company in Canada. It primarily explores for gold properties. The company's flagship properties include the Eau Claire project that consists of map-designated claims totaling approximately 23,000 hectares located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Region of Northern Quebec; and Committee Bay project, which comprise 57 crown leases and 190 mineral claims in six non-contiguous blocks totaling approximately 297,273 hectares situated in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. It also explores for silver metals. The company was formerly known as Auryn Resources Inc. and changed its name to Fury Gold Mines Limited in October 2020. Fury Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Hycroft Mining (Get Rating)

Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gold and silver development company in the United States. The company holds interests in the Hycroft mine that covers an area of approximately 70,671 acres located in the state of Nevada. As of December 31, 2021, its Hycroft mine had measured and indicated mineral resources of 9.6 million ounces of gold, and 446.0 million ounces of silver. Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation is headquartered in Winnemucca, Nevada.

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