Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ: MDM) and Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Mountain Province Diamonds’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds N/A N/A N/A $0.02 255.00
Mountain Province Diamonds $22.09 million 24.66 $6.13 million ($0.03) -113.33

Mountain Province Diamonds has higher revenue and earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds. Mountain Province Diamonds is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mountain Province Diamonds, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mountain Province Diamonds and Mountain Province Diamonds, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 47.06%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds N/A -10.46% -4.34%
Mountain Province Diamonds N/A -2.64% -1.03%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.7% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.3% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Mountain Province Diamonds

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is a resource company. The Company is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company holds interests in the GK Diamond Mine. The GK Diamond Mine is located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada, in the District of Mackenzie, 300 kilometers east-northeast of Yellowknife and 80 kilometers east-southeast of the Snap Lake Mine. The GK Diamond Mine includes various kimberlite deposits, such as 5034, Hearne, Tesla and Tuzo. The GK Diamond Mine covers approximately 10,350 acres. The GK Diamond Mine includes four mining leases (numbers 4341, 4199, 4200 and 4201).

About Mountain Province Diamonds

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is a resource company. The Company is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company holds interests in the GK Diamond Mine. The GK Diamond Mine is located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada, in the District of Mackenzie, 300 kilometers east-northeast of Yellowknife and 80 kilometers east-southeast of the Snap Lake Mine. The GK Diamond Mine includes various kimberlite deposits, such as 5034, Hearne, Tesla and Tuzo. The GK Diamond Mine covers approximately 10,350 acres. The GK Diamond Mine includes four mining leases (numbers 4341, 4199, 4200 and 4201).

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