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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IMPALA PLATINUM/S and BHP Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IMPALA PLATINUM/S $2.80 billion 1.33 -$834.02 million ($0.14) -36.29
BHP Group $43.64 billion 2.11 $3.71 billion $3.36 17.04

BHP Group has higher revenue and earnings than IMPALA PLATINUM/S. IMPALA PLATINUM/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BHP Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

IMPALA PLATINUM/S has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, BHP Group has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares IMPALA PLATINUM/S and BHP Group’s 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
BHP Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IMPALA PLATINUM/S and BHP Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IMPALA PLATINUM/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
BHP Group 2 5 3 0 2.10

Dividends

BHP Group pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. IMPALA PLATINUM/S does not pay a dividend. BHP Group pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BHP Group has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.6% of BHP Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of BHP Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

BHP Group beats IMPALA PLATINUM/S on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IMPALA PLATINUM/S

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.

About BHP Group

BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical and energy coal. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; provision of freight, finance, and administrative services, as well as trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. BHP Group is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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