Hi-Crush (NYSE:HCR) and Cambrian Minerals Group (OTCMKTS:SMPR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hi-Crush and Cambrian Minerals Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hi-Crush $842.84 million 0.26 $137.59 million $1.49 1.48
Cambrian Minerals Group N/A N/A -$590,000.00 N/A N/A

Hi-Crush has higher revenue and earnings than Cambrian Minerals Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hi-Crush and Cambrian Minerals Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hi-Crush 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cambrian Minerals Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Hi-Crush pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 44.5%. Cambrian Minerals Group does not pay a dividend. Hi-Crush pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hi-Crush and Cambrian Minerals Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hi-Crush 9.99% 10.24% 6.09%
Cambrian Minerals Group N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.3% of Hi-Crush shares are held by institutional investors. 34.8% of Hi-Crush shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Hi-Crush has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cambrian Minerals Group has a beta of -5.21, meaning that its share price is 621% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hi-Crush beats Cambrian Minerals Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hi-Crush

Hi-Crush Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides proppant and logistics solutions to the petroleum industry in North America. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing process for oil and natural gas wells. It owns and operates multiple frac sand mining facilities, which include a 971-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Wyeville, Wisconsin; a 1,187-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; a 1,285-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Blair, Wisconsin; and a 1,626-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Independence, Wisconsin and Whitehall, Wisconsin. The company also owns and operates a 1,226-acre frac sand reserve located near Kermit, Texas; and 12 terminal locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and New York. It primarily serves pressure pumping service providers, and oil and gas exploration and production companies. Hi-Crush GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Hi-Crush Partners LP and changed its name to Hi-Crush Inc. in June 2019. Hi-Crush Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Cambrian Minerals Group

Standard Metals Processing, Inc., an exploration stage company, focuses on operating as a custom toll milling and processing company in the western United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Its custom processing toll milling is a process whereby mined material is crushed and ground into fine particles to extract various precious minerals contained therein, such as gold, silver, and platinum metal groups. The company focuses on the laboratory testing, pilot testing, and custom processing of precious metal ores and concentrates from mining industry clients. Its assets include land covering 1,183 deeded acres in Esmeralda County, Nevada; buildings; mine tailings; a dormant milling facility; abandoned milling equipment; and water permits. The company was formerly known as Standard Gold Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Standard Metals Processing, Inc. in December 2013. Standard Metals Processing, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Gadsden, Alabama.

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