Analyzing Battle North Gold (OTCMKTS:BNAUF) and Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF)

Battle North Gold (OTCMKTS:BNAUF) and Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Battle North Gold and Lundin Mining’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Battle North Gold N/A N/A -$15.90 million N/A N/A
Lundin Mining $2.04 billion 3.23 $168.80 million N/A N/A

Lundin Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Battle North Gold.

Profitability

This table compares Battle North Gold and Lundin Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Battle North Gold N/A -83.80% -42.62%
Lundin Mining 18.20% 9.34% 5.84%

Volatility & Risk

Battle North Gold has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lundin Mining has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Battle North Gold and Lundin Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Battle North Gold 1 0 3 0 2.50
Lundin Mining 0 11 6 0 2.35

Battle North Gold currently has a consensus target price of $3.40, suggesting a potential upside of 55.25%. Lundin Mining has a consensus target price of $14.82, suggesting a potential upside of 66.31%. Given Lundin Mining’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lundin Mining is more favorable than Battle North Gold.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Lundin Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Lundin Mining beats Battle North Gold on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Battle North Gold

Battle North Gold Corporation engages in the exploration of gold properties in Canada and the United States. Its flagship project is the Bateman Gold Project located in the Red Lake gold district in Ontario, Canada. The company also holds approximately 282 square kilometers of mineral claims in the Red Lake area; and owns a gold exploration project on the Long Canyon gold trend near the Nevada-Utah border in the United States. The company was formerly known as Rubicon Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Battle North Gold Corporation in July 2020. Battle North Gold Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining Corporation, a diversified base metals mining company, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Sweden, and the United States. It primarily produces copper, zinc, nickel, and gold, as well as lead, silver, and other metals. The company holds 100% interests in the Chapada mine located in Brazil; the Eagle mine located in the United States; the Neves-Corvo mine located in Portugal; and the Zinkgruvan mine located in Sweden. It also holds 80% interests in the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complex located in Chile. The company was formerly known as South Atlantic Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to Lundin Mining Corporation in August 2004. Lundin Mining Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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