Comstock Mining (LODE) & Pretium Resources (PVG) Head-To-Head Analysis

Comstock Mining (NYSE: LODE) and Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Comstock Mining and Pretium Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comstock Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pretium Resources 0 1 5 0 2.83

Pretium Resources has a consensus target price of $15.58, indicating a potential upside of 79.74%. Given Pretium Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pretium Resources is more favorable than Comstock Mining.

Profitability

This table compares Comstock Mining and Pretium Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comstock Mining -10,715.09% -98.83% -35.84%
Pretium Resources N/A -2.05% -1.14%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Comstock Mining and Pretium Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comstock Mining $1.61 million 22.96 -$4.19 million N/A N/A
Pretium Resources N/A N/A -$16.23 million ($0.16) -54.19

Comstock Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Pretium Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.3% of Pretium Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pretium Resources beats Comstock Mining on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Comstock Mining Company Profile

Comstock Mining Inc. is a gold and silver mining company. The Company holds properties in the Comstock and Silver City mining districts (collectively, the Comstock District). The Company’s segments include mining and real estate. The mining segment consists of the Company’s activities and expenditures associated with mining. The real estate segment consists of land, real estate rental properties, and a hotel, restaurant and bar provided by the Gold Hill Hotel. The Comstock District is located within the western portion of the Basin and Range Province of Nevada, between Reno and Carson City. The Lucerne Resource area is located in Storey County, Nevada, approximately three miles south of Virginia City and over 30 miles southeast of Reno. Its Dayton Resource area is located in Lyon County, Nevada, approximately six miles south of Virginia City. The Company also owns various non-mining properties, including Daney Ranch, the Gold Hill Hotel, and related homes and cottages.

Pretium Resources Company Profile

Pretium Resources Inc. is a Canada-based exploration and development company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal resource properties in the Americas. The Company’s projects include Brucejack Project and the Snowfield Project, both of which are located in northwestern British Columbia. The Company’s focus is on advancing the Brucejack Project to production as a high-grade gold underground mine. The Brucejack Project is the Company’s material mineral project, which is located approximately 950 kilometers northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia, and over 65 kilometers north-northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. The Brucejack Project consists of approximately four mining leases and over six mineral claims totaling approximately 3,050 hectares in area. The Snowfield Project borders the Brucejack Project to the north and consists of over one mineral claim with an area of approximately 1,267.43 hectares.

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