Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) and Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Bullfrog Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA 5.28% 3.31% 2.38%
Bullfrog Gold N/A -1,840.36% -389.36%

Dividends

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Bullfrog Gold does not pay a dividend. Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.1% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are held by institutional investors. 19.3% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Bullfrog Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA 0 1 1 0 2.50
Bullfrog Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.04%. Given Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA is more favorable than Bullfrog Gold.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and Bullfrog Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA $1.27 billion 2.72 $60.82 million $0.37 36.95
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -$1.52 million N/A N/A

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has higher revenue and earnings than Bullfrog Gold.

Volatility & Risk

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA beats Bullfrog Gold on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals in Peru, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company operates five operating mining units, including Uchucchacua, Orcopampa, Julcani, Mallay, and Tambomayo in Peru; and San Gabriel, a mining unit under development stage. It also owns interests in Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay, La Zanja, Yanacocha, Cerro Verde, Yumpag, Daniela, Ccelloccasa, San Gregorio, and Tambomayo mines, as well as Trapiche, a mining unit at the development stage. In addition, the company produces manganese sulphate, which is used in agriculture and mining industries. Further, it provides geological, engineering, design, and construction consulting services to the mining sector; electrical transmission services; and energy generation services through hydroelectric power plants, as well as processes chemicals. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Lima, Peru.

About Bullfrog Gold

Bullfrog Gold Corp., a junior exploration company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and other metals. The company holds interests in the Bullfrog gold project that consists of 79 lode claims and 2 patented claims covering an area of 1,600 acres located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on State lands, private lands, and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the state of Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of metals on a total of approximately 4,380 acres of land. The company was formerly known as Kopr Resources Corp. and changed its name to Bullfrog Gold Corp. in July 2011. Bullfrog Gold Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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