Comparing Barrick Gold (NASDAQ:GOLD) and Copper Mountain Mining (OTCMKTS:CPPMF)

Copper Mountain Mining (OTCMKTS:CPPMFGet Rating) and Barrick Gold (NASDAQ:GOLDGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Copper Mountain Mining and Barrick Gold, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Copper Mountain Mining 0 0 8 0 3.00
Barrick Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Copper Mountain Mining currently has a consensus price target of $4.76, indicating a potential upside of 136.67%. Given Copper Mountain Mining’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Copper Mountain Mining is more favorable than Barrick Gold.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.2% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Copper Mountain Mining and Barrick Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Copper Mountain Mining $461.31 million 0.92 $83.06 million $0.23 8.74
Barrick Gold $11.99 billion 3.33 $2.02 billion $1.09 20.57

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

Risk & Volatility

Copper Mountain Mining has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barrick Gold has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Copper Mountain Mining and Barrick Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Copper Mountain Mining 13.63% 19.48% 8.85%
Barrick Gold 16.18% 6.28% 4.33%


Barrick Gold beats Copper Mountain Mining on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Copper Mountain Mining Company Profile (Get Rating)

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation operates as a mining company in Canada. The company explores for copper, gold, and silver deposits. Its flagship asset is the Copper Mountain mine that comprise 138 crown granted mineral claims, 149 located mineral claims, 14 mining leases, and 12 fee simple properties covering an area of 6,702 hectares located to the south of Princeton, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Barrick Gold Company Profile (Get Rating)

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, mine development, production, and sale of gold and copper properties. It has ownership interests in producing gold mines that are located in Argentina, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Tanzania, and the United States. The company also has ownership interests in producing copper mines located in Chile, Saudi Arabia, and Zambia; and various other projects located throughout the Americas and Africa. Barrick Gold Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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