Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Dorchester Minerals, L.P. to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. $45.34 million $38.15 million 15.95
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors $6.77 billion $2.77 billion -16.66

Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Dorchester Minerals, L.P.. Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors 921 2975 3048 84 2.33

As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 2.89%. Given Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorchester Minerals, L.P.’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.3% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.0% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Dorchester Minerals, L.P. pays out 135.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 65.28% 41.71% 41.15%
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Competitors -42,356.82% -3.99% -3.37%

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Company Profile

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is a limited partnership company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and administration of Royalty Properties and net profits interests (NPIs). As of December 31, 2016, the Royalty Properties consisted of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states. The NPIs represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had completed 270 wells on its Royalty Properties in seven states, and 39 new wells completed on its Properties in three states. The Company owns both a royalty interest and a net profits interest. The Company’s general partner is Dorchester Minerals Management LP.

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