Analyzing Maverix Metals (NYSE:MMX) and Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG)

Maverix Metals (NYSE:MMX) and Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Maverix Metals has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mexus Gold US has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Maverix Metals and Mexus Gold US, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maverix Metals 0 2 5 0 2.71
Mexus Gold US 0 0 0 0 N/A

Maverix Metals presently has a consensus price target of $7.35, indicating a potential upside of 32.67%. Given Maverix Metals’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Maverix Metals is more favorable than Mexus Gold US.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Maverix Metals and Mexus Gold US’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maverix Metals $33.24 million 23.51 -$7.67 million $0.06 92.33
Mexus Gold US N/A N/A -$3.22 million N/A N/A

Mexus Gold US has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Maverix Metals.

Profitability

This table compares Maverix Metals and Mexus Gold US’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maverix Metals 16.03% 4.87% 3.84%
Mexus Gold US N/A N/A -328.41%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

11.5% of Maverix Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Mexus Gold US shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Maverix Metals beats Mexus Gold US on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maverix Metals Company Profile

Maverix Metals Inc., a precious metals royalty and streaming company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. The company explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and other metals. As of December 31, 2019, it owned approximately 100 royalties, streams, and other interests in North America, South America, Australia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as MacMillan Minerals Inc. Maverix Metals Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Mexus Gold US Company Profile

Mexus Gold US, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal projects in the State of Sonora, Mexico and the Western United States. The company holds interests in the Santa Elena prospect comprising seven concessions covering an area of 898.028 hectares located to the northwest of the city of Caborca, Sonora State. It also holds interest in the Ures property consisting nine concessions covering an area of 10,000 acres located to the North of Hermosillo, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Action Fashions, Ltd. and changed its name to Mexus Gold US in September 2009. Mexus Gold US was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

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