Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE: IVN) and Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Turquoise Hill Resources and Teck Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turquoise Hill Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Teck Resources 1 0 21 0 2.91

Teck Resources has a consensus target price of $30.88, indicating a potential upside of 37.69%. Given Teck Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teck Resources is more favorable than Turquoise Hill Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.8% of Teck Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 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.


Teck Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Turquoise Hill Resources does not pay a dividend. Teck Resources pays out 3.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Teck Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turquoise Hill Resources -0.19% 1.09% -0.01%
Teck Resources 17.93% 13.01% 6.62%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Teck Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turquoise Hill Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Teck Resources $9.52 billion 1.36 $3.94 billion $2.66 8.43

Teck Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Turquoise Hill Resources.


Teck Resources beats Turquoise Hill Resources on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Turquoise Hill Resources

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. is an international mining company. The Company focuses on the operation and further development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Southern Mongolia, which is the Company’s principal material mineral resource property. The Company’s Oyu Tolgoi mine is held through approximately 65% interest in Oyu Tolgoi LLC (Oyu Tolgoi) and the remaining approximately 35% interest is held by Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC (Erdenes). The Company’s Oyu Tolgoi mine is located approximately 550 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and 80 kilometers north of the Mongolia-China border. The Company’s Mineralization on the property consists of porphyry-style copper, gold, silver and molybdenum contained in a linear structural trend (the Oyu Tolgoi Trend) of deposits throughout this trend. They include, from south to north, the Heruga Deposit, the Oyut deposit and the Hugo Dummett deposits (Hugo South, Hugo North and Hugo North Extension).

About Teck Resources

Teck Resources Ltd is engaged in the business of exploring for, acquiring, developing and producing natural resources. The Company’s activities are organized into business units that are focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. It operates in five segments: steelmaking coal, copper, zinc, energy and corporate. The corporate segment includes all of its activities in commodities other than copper, coal, zinc and energy. Through its interests in mining and processing operations in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru, the Company is a seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, and producer of copper and mined zinc. It also produces lead, molybdenum, silver, and various specialty and other metals, chemicals and fertilizers. In addition, the Company owns interest in the Fort Hills oil sands project and interests in other assets in the Athabasca region of Alberta. It is engaged in advancing porphyry copper projects in Canada, Chile, Peru, the United States and Turkey.

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