A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRK) and Asia Time (OTCMKTS:ATYM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.7% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. 36.6% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 73.2% of Asia Time shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and Asia Time’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A-Mark Precious Metals $5.46 billion 0.04 $30.51 million $4.31 7.77
Asia Time N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

A-Mark Precious Metals has higher revenue and earnings than Asia Time.

Profitability

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and Asia Time’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A-Mark Precious Metals 0.56% 39.13% 3.71%
Asia Time N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of -0.19, meaning that its share price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Asia Time has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for A-Mark Precious Metals and Asia Time, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A-Mark Precious Metals 0 0 1 0 3.00
Asia Time 0 0 0 0 N/A

A-Mark Precious Metals presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 10.39%.

Summary

A-Mark Precious Metals beats Asia Time on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

A-Mark Precious Metals Company Profile

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a precious metals trading company worldwide. The company offers gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powder, wafers, grains, ingots, and coins, as well as distributes gold and silver coins and bars from sovereign and private mints. It also provides loans on precious metals, and rare coins and other collectibles collateral to coin dealers, collectors, and investors; storage solutions for precious metals and numismatic coins for financial institutions, dealers, investors, and collectors; and a range of logistics services, including storage, shipping, handling, receiving, processing, and inventorying of precious metals and custom coins. In addition, the company offers custom fabricated silver bullion and other specialty products, as well as various services comprising consignment and customized finance programs. It serves mints, manufacturers and fabricators, refiners, coin and bullion dealers, e-commerce retailers, banks and other financial institutions, commodity brokerage houses, industrial users of precious metals, investors, and collectors. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

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