GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:NILSY) and Anglo American (OTCMKTS:NGLOY) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Anglo American shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anglo American has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Anglo American’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) $9.15 billion 3.50 $2.13 billion N/A N/A
Anglo American $28.65 billion 0.91 $3.17 billion $1.29 9.67

Anglo American has higher revenue and earnings than GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR).

Profitability

This table compares GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Anglo American’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) N/A N/A N/A
Anglo American N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) and Anglo American, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) 0 2 0 0 2.00
Anglo American 1 1 2 1 2.60

Dividends

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $1.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Anglo American pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Anglo American pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Anglo American beats GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a metals and mining company in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia, and the CIS countries. The company operates in GMK Group, KGMK Group, NN Harjavalta, Other Metallurgical, and Other Non-Metallurgical segments. It prospects, explores for, extracts, refines, and processes minerals; and produces, markets, and sells base and precious metals. The company produces nickel, palladium, copper, platinum, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, silver, gold, selenium, tellurium, sulfur, sodium sulfate, and sodium chloride. It is also involved in equipment rental, gas extraction, electricity production and distribution, construction, repairs, geological works, spare parts production, distribution, research, fuel supply, river shipping, and airport businesses, as well as acts as an air company. The company was formerly known as Open Joint Stock Company ‘Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel' and changed its name to Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel in May 2015. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

About Anglo American

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, and processing various metals and minerals worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and nickel; and iron and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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