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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centamin $675.51 million 2.53 $222.03 million N/A N/A
Atlatsa Resources $89.85 million 0.39 -$153.22 million N/A N/A

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Atlatsa Resources.

Dividends

Centamin pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. Atlatsa Resources does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Centamin shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Atlatsa Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Centamin and Atlatsa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centamin 23.81% 10.36% 9.91%
Atlatsa Resources -286.37% N/A -45.58%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Centamin and Atlatsa Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Risk & Volatility

Centamin has a beta of 0.17, meaning that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlatsa Resources has a beta of -0.57, meaning that its share price is 157% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Centamin beats Atlatsa Resources on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Atlatsa Resources Company Profile

Atlatsa Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and mining of platinum group metal properties in the Republic of South Africa. It owns interests in the Bokoni mine located on the north-eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex; and the Kwanda Project located in the bushveld complex. The company was formerly known as Anooraq Resources Corporation and changed its name to Atlatsa Resources Corporation in May 2012. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Atlatsa Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Atlatsa Holdings Proprietary Limited.

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