Stans Energy (OTCMKTS:HREEF) and Nexa Resources (NYSE:NEXA) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stans Energy and Nexa Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stans Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nexa Resources 1 5 1 0 2.00

Nexa Resources has a consensus target price of $10.89, suggesting a potential upside of 31.08%. Given Nexa Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nexa Resources is more favorable than Stans Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Stans Energy and Nexa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stans Energy N/A N/A -225.18%
Nexa Resources -3.90% 0.49% 0.24%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Stans Energy and Nexa Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stans Energy N/A N/A -$2.99 million N/A N/A
Nexa Resources $2.49 billion 0.44 $74.86 million $0.28 29.68

Nexa Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Stans Energy.

Volatility and Risk

Stans Energy has a beta of 3.49, indicating that its stock price is 249% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nexa Resources has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Stans Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.1% of Nexa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Nexa Resources beats Stans Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stans Energy

Stans Energy Corp. operates as a resource development company with a focus on rare earth and specialty metal properties in Canada, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia. It primarily explores for uranium, rare earth elements, gold, and base metals. Stans Energy Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Nexa Resources

Nexa Resources S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the zinc mining and smelting business. It also produces copper, lead, silver, and gold deposits. The company owns and operates five mines, including three located in the Central Andes of Peru; and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. In addition, it refines byproducts, such as sulfuric acid, as well as exports its products. The company was formerly known as VM Holding S.A. and changed its name to Nexa Resources S.A. in September 2017. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Nexa Resources S.A. is a subsidiary of Votorantim S.A.

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