Denison Mines (NYSE:DNN) and Peninsula Energy (OTCMKTS:PENMF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
11.8% of Denison Mines shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Denison Mines has a beta of 1.97, meaning that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Peninsula Energy has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Denison Mines and Peninsula Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Denison Mines and Peninsula Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Denison Mines and Peninsula Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Denison Mines||$11.72 million||21.68||-$13.67 million||($0.02)||-20.30|
|Peninsula Energy||$6.59 million||1.92||-$42.52 million||($0.07)||-0.77|
Denison Mines has higher revenue and earnings than Peninsula Energy. Denison Mines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Peninsula Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Denison Mines beats Peninsula Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Denison Mines
Denison Mines Corp. operates as a uranium exploration and development company in Canada. Its flagship project is the 90% interest owned Wheeler River Uranium project located in the Athabasca Basin region in northern Saskatchewan. The company was formerly known as International Uranium Corporation and changed its name to Denison Mines Corp. in December 2006. Denison Mines Corp. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Peninsula Energy
Peninsula Energy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of uranium deposits in the United States. The company also explores for gold ores. It holds a 100% interest in the Lance uranium project located in Wyoming; 74% interest in the Karoo project located in South Africa; and 50% interest in the RakiRaki gold project located in Fiji. The company was formerly known as Peninsula Minerals Limited and changed its name to Peninsula Energy Limited in November 2010. Peninsula Energy Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Subiaco, Australia.
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