Jaguar Mining (OTCMKTS:JAGGF) and Lundin Mining (OTCMKTS:LUNMF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Jaguar Mining has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lundin Mining has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jaguar Mining and Lundin Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jaguar Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lundin Mining 0 3 5 0 2.63

Dividends

Lundin Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Jaguar Mining does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.6% of Jaguar Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lundin Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jaguar Mining and Lundin Mining’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jaguar Mining $94.92 million 0.24 -$15.97 million N/A N/A
Lundin Mining $1.73 billion 2.05 $195.85 million N/A N/A

Lundin Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Jaguar Mining.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jaguar Mining -17.59% -6.21% -3.93%
Lundin Mining 9.95% 3.97% 2.70%

Summary

Lundin Mining beats Jaguar Mining on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jaguar Mining

Jaguar Mining Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold producing properties in Brazil. Its principal assets include the Turmalina Gold Mine Complex and Caeté Gold Mine Complex located in the Iron Quadrangle in the state of Minas Gerais. The company was founded in 1984 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 Chile, the United States, Portugal, and Sweden. It primarily produces copper, zinc, and nickel, as well as gold, lead, silver, and other metals. The company holds 100% interest in the Eagle mine located in the United States; the Neves-Corvo mine located in Portugal; and the Zinkgruvan mine located in Sweden, as well as 80% interest in Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complex; and 24% interest the Freeport Cobalt Oy business, which includes a cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland. 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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