IMPALA PLATINUM/S (OTCMKTS:IMPUY) and Amerigo Resources (OTCMKTS:ARREF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for IMPALA PLATINUM/S and Amerigo Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IMPALA PLATINUM/S 0 1 0 0 2.00
Amerigo Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares IMPALA PLATINUM/S and Amerigo Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IMPALA PLATINUM/S N/A N/A N/A
Amerigo Resources -4.04% -4.66% -2.00%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IMPALA PLATINUM/S and Amerigo Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IMPALA PLATINUM/S $3.43 billion 2.14 $103.71 million $0.29 34.45
Amerigo Resources $136.83 million 0.52 $10.49 million N/A N/A

IMPALA PLATINUM/S has higher revenue and earnings than Amerigo Resources.

Risk & Volatility

IMPALA PLATINUM/S has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amerigo Resources has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

IMPALA PLATINUM/S beats Amerigo Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

IMPALA PLATINUM/S Company Profile

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited engages in mining, processing, refining, and marketing platinum and associated platinum group metals (PGMs) in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It operates through Mining Operations, Refining Services, Chrome Processing, and Other segments. The company produces platinum, palladium, and rhodium, as well as nickel. It has operations on the PGM-bearing ore bodies, including the Bushveld Complex located in South Africa; and the Great Dyke situated in Zimbabwe. The company also provides smelting and refining services. Impala Platinum Holdings Limited is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Amerigo Resources Company Profile

Amerigo Resources Ltd., through its subsidiary, Minera Valle Central S.A., produces and sells copper and molybdenum concentrates from Codelco's El Teniente underground mine in Chile. The company was formerly known as Golden Temple Mining Corp. and changed its name to Amerigo Resources Ltd. in March 2002. Amerigo Resources Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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