Vale (NYSE:VALE) and Bunker Hill Mining (OTCMKTS:BHLL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Vale and Bunker Hill Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vale 9.79% 20.52% 9.60%
Bunker Hill Mining N/A N/A -2,105.98%

Risk & Volatility

Vale has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bunker Hill Mining has a beta of 18.72, meaning that its stock price is 1,772% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Vale and Bunker Hill Mining, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vale 0 9 6 0 2.40
Bunker Hill Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vale presently has a consensus target price of $13.96, suggesting a potential upside of 19.00%. Given Vale’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Vale is more favorable than Bunker Hill Mining.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.9% of Vale shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vale and Bunker Hill Mining’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vale $36.58 billion 1.64 $6.86 billion $1.85 6.34
Bunker Hill Mining N/A N/A -$7.74 million N/A N/A

Vale has higher revenue and earnings than Bunker Hill Mining.


Vale beats Bunker Hill Mining on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vale Company Profile

Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw materials in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Ferrous Minerals, Coal, and Base Metals segments. The Ferrous Minerals segment produces and extracts iron ore and pellets, manganese, ferroalloys, and others ferrous products and services; and provides related logistic services. The Coal segment is involved in the extraction of metallurgical and thermal coal; and provides related logistic services. The Base Metals segment produces and extracts non-ferrous minerals, including nickel; and its by-products, such as copper, gold, silver, cobalt, precious metals, and others. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bunker Hill Mining Company Profile

Bunker Hill Mining Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the mineral exploration and development activities. The company focuses on exploring zinc, lead, and silver ores. It holds an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Bunker Hill mine, which includes 434 patented mining claims covering an area of 5773.825 acres located in Idaho. The company was formerly known as Liberty Silver Corp. and changed its name to Bunker Hill Mining Corp. in September 2017. Bunker Hill Mining Corp. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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