Pacific Booker Minerals (OTCMKTS:PBMLF) and Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Dividends

Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. Pacific Booker Minerals does not pay a dividend. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 150.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Pacific Booker Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Booker Minerals and Mountain Province Diamonds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Booker Minerals N/A -1.20% -1.20%
Mountain Province Diamonds -1.61% -0.97% -0.45%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pacific Booker Minerals and Mountain Province Diamonds’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Booker Minerals N/A N/A -$310,000.00 N/A N/A
Mountain Province Diamonds $131.15 million 2.10 $13.23 million $0.08 16.38

Mountain Province Diamonds has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Booker Minerals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pacific Booker Minerals and Mountain Province Diamonds, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Booker Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 1 0 0 2.00

Mountain Province Diamonds has a consensus target price of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 113.74%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Pacific Booker Minerals.

Risk and Volatility

Pacific Booker Minerals has a beta of -1.05, indicating that its share price is 205% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.12, indicating that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds beats Pacific Booker Minerals on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pacific Booker Minerals Company Profile

Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral properties in Canada. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, silver, and molybdenum concentrates. It primarily holds interest in the Morrison property located in British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Booker Gold Explorations Limited and changed its name to Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. in February 2000. Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. The company's primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué project comprising four mining leases covering an area of approximately 10,353 acres located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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