MP Materials (MP) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Review

MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is one of 96 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare MP Materials to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of MP Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.0% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.7% of MP Materials shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares MP Materials and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MP Materials N/A 5.56% 3.75%
MP Materials Competitors -2,004.19% 4.08% -0.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for MP Materials and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MP Materials 0 2 3 0 2.60
MP Materials Competitors 635 2163 2557 105 2.39

MP Materials currently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.92%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 13.04%. Given MP Materials’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe MP Materials is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MP Materials and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MP Materials $134.31 million -$21.83 million 149.00
MP Materials Competitors $5.64 billion $774.12 million 9.76

MP Materials’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than MP Materials. MP Materials is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


MP Materials beats its rivals on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

MP Materials Company Profile

MP Materials Corp. engages in the ownership and operation of integrated rare earth mining and processing facilities. It owns and operates the Mountain Pass facility located in the Western Hemisphere. The company holds the mineral rights to the Mountain Pass mine and surrounding areas, as well as intellectual property rights related to the processing and development of rare earth minerals. It offers neodymium and praseodymium that are rare earth elements, which in combination form neodymium-praseodymium. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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