Loncor Resources (OTCMKTS:LONCF) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Loncor Resources and Endeavour Silver’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loncor Resources N/A N/A -$670,000.00 N/A N/A
Endeavour Silver $150.51 million 1.61 -$12.44 million ($0.09) -20.56

Loncor Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Endeavour Silver.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Loncor Resources and Endeavour Silver, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loncor Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Endeavour Silver 0 2 2 0 2.50

Endeavour Silver has a consensus target price of $2.83, indicating a potential upside of 53.15%. Given Endeavour Silver’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than Loncor Resources.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.7% of Endeavour Silver 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.

Volatility & Risk

Loncor Resources has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endeavour Silver has a beta of -0.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Loncor Resources and Endeavour Silver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loncor Resources N/A -2.67% -2.57%
Endeavour Silver -20.16% -16.79% -13.77%

Summary

Loncor Resources beats Endeavour Silver on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Loncor Resources

Loncor Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and mineral properties. Its portfolio includes Ngayu and North Kivu projects. The company was founded by Arnold T. Kondrat on August 24, 1993 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier silver mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of mining properties in Mexico and Chile. The company also explores for gold deposits and precious metals. The company has interests in three producing silver-gold mines in Mexico, including the Guanaceví mine in Durango; the Bolañitos mine in Guanajuato; and the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato. It also has interests in the El Compas mine in Zacatecas; and exploration and development projects comprising the Terronera property in Jalisco the Parral properties in Chihuahua in Mexico. In addition, it holds interests in the Guadalupe y Calvo property located in Chihuahua State; and the Lourdes located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as in the Aida silver, the Paloma gold, and the Cerro Marquez copper-molybdenum-gold projects located in Chile. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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