Quest Rare Minerals (OTCMKTS:QRMLF) and North American Palladium (OTCMKTS:PALDF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Quest Rare Minerals has a beta of 9.94, meaning that its share price is 894% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, North American Palladium has a beta of 2, meaning that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500.
North American Palladium pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Quest Rare Minerals does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Quest Rare Minerals and North American Palladium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Quest Rare Minerals||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|North American Palladium||35.43%||22.83%||18.94%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Quest Rare Minerals and North American Palladium’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quest Rare Minerals||N/A||N/A||-$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
|North American Palladium||$306.17 million||2.79||$91.96 million||N/A||N/A|
North American Palladium has higher revenue and earnings than Quest Rare Minerals.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Quest Rare Minerals and North American Palladium, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quest Rare Minerals||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|North American Palladium||0||0||2||0||3.00|
North American Palladium beats Quest Rare Minerals on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Quest Rare Minerals
Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. focuses on the exploration, evaluation, and development of rare earth element deposits in Canada. It primarily develops Strange Lake rare earth deposits comprising 534 individual mineral claims covering a total area of approximately 23,230 hectares located in northeastern Québec. The company was formerly known as Quest Uranium Corporation and changed its name to Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. in April 2010. Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
About North American Palladium
North American Palladium Ltd. produces precious metals in Canada. It explores for palladium, platinum, gold, nickel, copper, and other metals. It primarily holds interest in the Lac des Iles mine that is located to the northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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