Simlatus (OTCMKTS:SIML) and First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.
This table compares Simlatus and First Majestic Silver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Majestic Silver||-33.27%||-5.13%||-3.49%|
Simlatus has a beta of -0.84, indicating that its stock price is 184% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Majestic Silver has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Simlatus and First Majestic Silver’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Majestic Silver||$252.29 million||4.15||-$53.27 million||($0.04)||-135.25|
Simlatus has higher earnings, but lower revenue than First Majestic Silver.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Simlatus and First Majestic Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Majestic Silver||0||2||4||0||2.67|
First Majestic Silver has a consensus target price of $8.58, suggesting a potential upside of 58.66%. Given First Majestic Silver’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First Majestic Silver is more favorable than Simlatus.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.7% of First Majestic Silver shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of First Majestic Silver shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
First Majestic Silver beats Simlatus on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Simlatus Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets audio and video broadcast equipment and software worldwide. The company offers range of broadcast products, including switchers, controllers, protection switches, HD and analog routers, and audio distribution equipment, as well as SoundPal and SyncPal audio/video signaling products. It sells its products through a distribution network of audio/video equipment retailers. The company was formerly known as Grid Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Simlatus Corporation in April 2016. Simlatus Corporation was founded in 2006 and is based in Grass Valley, California.
About First Majestic Silver
First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver production in Mexico. It owns and operates six silver producing mines, including the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine covering an area of 101,837 hectares located in Sonora; La Encantada Silver Mine covering an area of 4,076 hectares situated in Coahuila; La Parrilla Silver Mine covering an area of 69,478 hectares located in Durango; Del Toro Silver Mine covering an area of 2,159 hectares situated in Zacatecas; San Martin Silver Mine covering an area of 38,512 hectares located in Jalisco; and La Guitarra Silver Mine that consists of 39,714 hectares situated in México State. The company was formerly known as First Majestic Resource Corp. and changed its name to First Majestic Silver Corp. in November 2006. First Majestic Silver Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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