Anglo American (OTCMKTS:NGLOY) and Pelangio Exploration (OTCMKTS:PGXPF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Anglo American and Pelangio Exploration’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anglo American $29.87 billion 1.11 $3.55 billion $1.35 8.73
Pelangio Exploration N/A N/A -$1.05 million N/A N/A

Anglo American has higher revenue and earnings than Pelangio Exploration.

Profitability

This table compares Anglo American and Pelangio Exploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anglo American N/A N/A N/A
Pelangio Exploration N/A -2,288.31% -234.76%

Volatility & Risk

Anglo American has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pelangio Exploration has a beta of -0.31, meaning that its stock price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Anglo American and Pelangio Exploration, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anglo American 1 8 7 0 2.38
Pelangio Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Anglo American shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Anglo American beats Pelangio Exploration on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Anglo American

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, and processing various metals and minerals worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron; and nickel and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Pelangio Exploration

Pelangio Exploration, Inc. is a junior gold exploration company, which engages in the acquisition and exploration of early stage or undervalued exploration prospects located in world-class gold belts. Its projects include Obuasi, Manfo, and Akroma properties in Ghana; Birch Lake and Poirier Gold properties in Canada. The company was founded on February 27, 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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