Analyzing SMC (OTCMKTS:SMCAY) & Hochschild Mining (OTCMKTS:HCHDF)

Hochschild Mining (OTCMKTS:HCHDFGet Rating) and SMC (OTCMKTS:SMCAYGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hochschild Mining and SMC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hochschild Mining 1 3 4 0 2.38
SMC 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hochschild Mining and SMC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hochschild Mining $811.39 million 0.78 $76.93 million N/A N/A
SMC $5.21 billion 6.24 $1.14 billion $1.16 20.79

SMC has higher revenue and earnings than Hochschild Mining.


This table compares Hochschild Mining and SMC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hochschild Mining N/A N/A N/A
SMC 25.15% 11.92% 10.70%

Risk & Volatility

Hochschild Mining has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMC has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Hochschild Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. SMC pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. SMC pays out 16.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


SMC beats Hochschild Mining on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hochschild Mining Company Profile (Get Rating)

Hochschild Mining plc, a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, processing, and sale of gold and silver in the Americas. It holds 100% interests in the Inmaculada gold/silver underground operation and Pallancata silver/gold property, which are located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru. The company also holds a 51% interest in the San Jose silver/gold mine located in Argentina. In addition, it has a portfolio of projects located across Peru, Argentina, Mexico, United States, Canada, Brazil, and Chile. Further, the company is involved in the power generation and sales business. Hochschild Mining plc was founded in 1911 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

SMC Company Profile (Get Rating)

SMC Corporation manufactures, processes, and sells automatic control equipment, sintered filters, and various types of filtration equipment worldwide. The company offers directional control valves, air cylinders, rotary actuators/air grippers, electric actuators/cylinders, vacuum equipment, air preparation equipment, modular F.R.L./pressure control equipment, lubrication equipment, fittings and tubings, flow control equipment, speed controllers, silencers/exhaust cleaners/blow guns/pressure gauges, switches/sensors/controllers, and static neutralization equipment. It also provides process valves, chemical liquid valves/fittings and needle valves/tubings, process pumps, temperature control equipment, process gas equipment, high vacuum equipment, industrial filters/sintered metal elements, pneumatic instrumentation equipment, and hydraulic equipment. The company was formerly known as Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SMC Corporation in April 1986. SMC Corporation was incorporated in 1959 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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