Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dorchester Minerals, L.P. to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors 916 2959 3032 82 2.33

As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 6.00%. Given Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 65.28% 41.71% 41.15%
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors -15,079.56% -2.83% -2.34%

Dividends

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Dorchester Minerals, L.P. pays out 135.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. $45.34 million $38.15 million 15.68
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors $6.81 billion $2.78 billion -15.82

Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dorchester Minerals, L.P.. Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.3% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s peers have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. peers beat Dorchester Minerals, L.P. on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Dorchester Minerals, L.P.

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is a limited partnership company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and administration of Royalty Properties and net profits interests (NPIs). As of December 31, 2016, the Royalty Properties consisted of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states. The NPIs represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had completed 270 wells on its Royalty Properties in seven states, and 39 new wells completed on its Properties in three states. The Company owns both a royalty interest and a net profits interest. The Company’s general partner is Dorchester Minerals Management LP.

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