Analyzing Idaho Strategic Resources (OTCMKTS:NJMC) & Excellon Resources (NYSE:EXN)

Idaho Strategic Resources (OTCMKTS:NJMCGet Rating) and Excellon Resources (NYSE:EXNGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.1% of Idaho Strategic Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Excellon Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 13.5% of Idaho Strategic Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Idaho Strategic Resources and Excellon Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Idaho Strategic Resources $5.68 million 20.75 -$640,000.00 N/A N/A
Excellon Resources $37.96 million 0.59 -$57.77 million ($1.76) -0.38

Idaho Strategic Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Excellon Resources.

Risk & Volatility

Idaho Strategic Resources has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Excellon Resources has a beta of 2.24, indicating that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Idaho Strategic Resources and Excellon Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Idaho Strategic Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Excellon Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares Idaho Strategic Resources and Excellon Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Idaho Strategic Resources -31.71% -21.53% -14.93%
Excellon Resources -152.21% -53.77% -23.57%

Summary

Idaho Strategic Resources beats Excellon Resources on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Idaho Strategic Resources Company Profile (Get Rating)

Idaho Strategic Resources, Inc. engages in the exploring, developing, and extracting gold, silver, and base metal mineral resources in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Mining District of North Idaho and Western Montana. It owns 100% interest in the Golden Chest Mine that consists of 25 patented mining claims covering an area of 280 acres and 90 unpatented claims mine covering an area of 1,390 acres located in Murray, Idaho. The company was formerly known as New Jersey Mining Company. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Excellon Resources Company Profile (Get Rating)

Excellon Resources Inc., a silver mining and exploration company, acquires, explores, develops, and exploits mineral properties in Mexico and Canada. The company primarily explores for silver, lead, zinc, and gold deposits. It holds 100% interests in the Platosa property covering an area of approximately 11,000 hectares located in Durango State, Mexico; the EvoluciĆ³n property that covers an area of 45,000 hectares situated in the states of Durango and Zacatecas, Mexico; and the Silver City Project totaling an area of 164 square kilometers in Saxony, Germany. It also holds 100% interests in the Kilgore Project that covers an area of 6,788 located in Clark County, Southeastern Idaho; and the Oakley Project covering an area of 2,833 hectares in Oakley, Idaho. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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