Silver Bull Resources (OTCMKTS:SVBL) and Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Silver Bull Resources and Centamin, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silver Bull Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centamin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Centamin pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. Silver Bull Resources does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Silver Bull Resources has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centamin has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Centamin shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Silver Bull Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Silver Bull Resources and Centamin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silver Bull Resources N/A N/A -$3.51 million N/A N/A
Centamin $675.51 million 2.07 $222.03 million N/A N/A

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Silver Bull Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Silver Bull Resources and Centamin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silver Bull Resources N/A -45.46% -37.56%
Centamin 23.81% 10.36% 9.91%

Summary

Centamin beats Silver Bull Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Silver Bull Resources Company Profile

Silver Bull Resources, Inc., an exploration stage company, acquires, develops, and explores for mineral properties in Mexico and Canada. It primarily explores for silver and zinc deposits. The company holds interest in the Sierra Mojada property that includes 20 concessions covering an area of 6,496 hectares located in Coahuila, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Metalline Mining Company and changed its name to Silver Bull Resources, Inc. in April 2011. Silver Bull Resources, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Centamin Company Profile

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

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