Comparing Mountain Province Diamonds (MPVD) and Thunder Mountain Gold (OTCMKTS:THMG)

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Thunder Mountain Gold (OTCMKTS:THMG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Mountain Province Diamonds and Thunder Mountain Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 1 0 0 2.00
Thunder Mountain Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mountain Province Diamonds presently has a consensus target price of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 188.66%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Thunder Mountain Gold.

Risk & Volatility

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of -0.1, meaning that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thunder Mountain Gold has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Thunder Mountain Gold does not pay a dividend. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.4% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.5% of Thunder Mountain Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Thunder Mountain Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $239.94 million 0.85 -$14.61 million $0.06 16.17
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -$640,000.00 N/A N/A

Thunder Mountain Gold has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Thunder Mountain Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds -5.35% 0.28% 0.14%
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -84.74%

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds beats Thunder Mountain Gold on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine 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.

Thunder Mountain Gold Company Profile

Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., a mineral exploration stage company, explores for and develops mining properties in Nevada and Idaho. It primarily explores for gold, silver, base metals, and other commodities. The company holds interests in the South Mountain property comprising 17 patented mining claims covering an area of approximately 326 acres; 21 unpatented mining lode claims covering an area of 290 acres; leased private land covering an area of 489 acres; and private land not contiguous with the mining claims covering an area of 360 acres located in Owyhee County, Idaho. It also holds interests in the Trout Creek project, which includes 78 unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 1,560 acres situated in the Eureka-Battle Mountain mineralized gold trend in central Nevada. Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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