BHP Group (NYSE:BBL) and PARINGA RESOURC/S (NASDAQ:PNRL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.3% of BHP Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PARINGA RESOURC/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BHP Group and PARINGA RESOURC/S, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BHP Group 1 6 1 0 2.00
PARINGA RESOURC/S 0 0 2 0 3.00

PARINGA RESOURC/S has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 673.48%. Given PARINGA RESOURC/S’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PARINGA RESOURC/S is more favorable than BHP Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BHP Group and PARINGA RESOURC/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BHP Group $44.29 billion 1.06 $8.31 billion $3.66 12.19
PARINGA RESOURC/S N/A N/A -$13.10 million ($0.03) -60.33

BHP Group has higher revenue and earnings than PARINGA RESOURC/S. PARINGA RESOURC/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BHP Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares BHP Group and PARINGA RESOURC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BHP Group N/A N/A N/A


BHP Group beats PARINGA RESOURC/S on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BHP Group

BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical and energy coal. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; provision of freight, finance, and administrative services, as well as trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. BHP Group is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.


Paringa Resources Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral resource properties in the United States. The company holds an interest in the Buck Creek Mine Complex located in the Illinois coal basin. As of June 30, 2018, it owned 40,751 gross acres of coal leases in Kentucky, the United States. Paringa Resources Limited was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Rumsey, Kentucky.

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