Critical Comparison: Applied Minerals (OTCMKTS:AMNL) and (OTCMKTS:PLL)

Applied Minerals (OTCMKTS:AMNL) and (NYSE:PLL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Applied Minerals and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Minerals 149.72% -19.16% 180.16%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Applied Minerals and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Applied Minerals $4.87 million 0.98 -$3.33 million N/A N/A

has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Applied Minerals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.3% of Applied Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of Applied Minerals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Applied Minerals and , as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
0 0 0 0 N/A


Applied Minerals beats on 5 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Applied Minerals

Applied Minerals, Inc. extracts, processes, and markets halloysite clay and iron oxide. The company owns the Dragon mine property that consists of 38 patented and 6 unpatented mining claims covering an area of 267 acres located in Juab County, Utah. It offers halloysite clay-based line of products for use in various applications, such as molecular sieves and catalysts, flame retardant additives for plastics, binders for ceramics, nucleation and/or reinforcement of polymers, paints and coatings, cement, batteries, controlled release carriers cosmetics, and others under the tradename DRAGONITE. The company also provides natural iron oxide-based products for the pigmentary and technical application markets under the tradename AMIRON. It markets and sells its products directly and through distributors. The company was formerly known as Atlas Mining Company and changed its name to Applied Minerals, Inc. in October 2009. Applied Minerals, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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