Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA (OTCMKTS:RYSMF) and Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA has a beta of -161.36, meaning that its share price is 16,236% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.82, meaning that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and Hudbay Minerals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -$30,000.00 N/A N/A
Hudbay Minerals $1.47 billion 0.81 $85.42 million $0.39 11.69

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA.

Profitability

This table compares Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and Hudbay Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA N/A N/A -622.77%
Hudbay Minerals 2.22% 3.07% 1.42%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.8% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA does not pay a dividend. Hudbay Minerals pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA and Hudbay Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudbay Minerals 0 5 4 0 2.44

Hudbay Minerals has a consensus target price of $8.38, indicating a potential upside of 83.66%. Given Hudbay Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudbay Minerals is more favorable than Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA.

Summary

Hudbay Minerals beats Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Royal Standard Minerals Inc USA Company Profile

Royal Standard Minerals Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire or merge with assets or businesses that maximize value for shareholders. Previously, the company was engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and precious metal properties in the United States. Royal Standard Minerals Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Hudbay Minerals Company Profile

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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