Head to Head Survey: Perpetua Resources (NASDAQ:PPTA) & Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC)

Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC) and Perpetua Resources (NASDAQ:PPTA) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hycroft Mining and Perpetua Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hycroft Mining $47.04 million 2.28 -$132.67 million ($3.81) -0.47
Perpetua Resources N/A N/A -$220.63 million ($0.97) -4.97

Hycroft Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Perpetua Resources. Perpetua Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hycroft Mining, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hycroft Mining and Perpetua Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hycroft Mining 0 0 2 0 3.00
Perpetua Resources 0 0 2 0 3.00

Hycroft Mining currently has a consensus price target of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 737.99%. Perpetua Resources has a consensus price target of $17.13, indicating a potential upside of 255.29%. Given Hycroft Mining’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hycroft Mining is more favorable than Perpetua Resources.


This table compares Hycroft Mining and Perpetua Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hycroft Mining -78.58% N/A -35.32%
Perpetua Resources N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.1% of Hycroft Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.5% of Perpetua Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Hycroft Mining shares are held by company 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.


Hycroft Mining beats Perpetua Resources on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hycroft Mining

Hycroft Mining Holding Corp. engages in the exploration, mining, and development of gold and silver properties. The company was founded on August 28, 2017 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

About Perpetua Resources

Perpetua Resources Corp. is an exploration and development-stage company that engages in acquiring mining properties with the intention of exploring, evaluating and placing into production. Its principal business is the exploration, redevelopment, restoration and operation of the Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho, USA. The company’s mineral project is the Stibnite Gold Project, which contains mineral deposits and focuses to explore, evaluate and redevelop all of the deposits known as the Hangar Flats Deposit, West End Deposit and Yellow Pine Deposit, all of which are located within the Stibnite Gold Project. The company was founded on February 22, 2011 and is headquartered in Boise, ID.

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