Analyzing Braveheart Resources (OTCMKTS:RIINF) & B2Gold (NYSE:BTG)

Braveheart Resources (OTCMKTS:RIINFGet Rating) and B2Gold (NYSE:BTGGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Braveheart Resources and B2Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braveheart Resources N/A -101.47% -49.26%
B2Gold 23.18% 12.23% 10.20%

Risk and Volatility

Braveheart Resources has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B2Gold has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Braveheart Resources and B2Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Braveheart Resources $10,000.00 1,707.41 -$5.62 million ($0.02) -3.78
B2Gold $1.76 billion 2.45 $420.07 million $0.39 10.49

B2Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Braveheart Resources. Braveheart Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than B2Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.7% of B2Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Braveheart Resources and B2Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braveheart Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
B2Gold 0 0 1 0 3.00

B2Gold has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 126.16%. Given B2Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe B2Gold is more favorable than Braveheart Resources.

Summary

B2Gold beats Braveheart Resources on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Braveheart Resources Company Profile (Get Rating)

Braveheart Resources Inc., an exploration stage company, locates, acquires, and explores for precious metals primarily in Canada. It explores for gold, copper, nickel, platinum, palladium, and silver deposits. The company's principal project is the Bull River Mine located in the Cranbrook, British Colombia. Braveheart Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

B2Gold Company Profile (Get Rating)

B2Gold Corp. operates as a gold producer with three operating mines in Mali, the Philippines, and Namibia. It operates the Fekola Mine in Mali, the Masbate Mine in the Philippines, and the Otjikoto Mine in Namibia. The company also has an 25% interest in the Calibre Mining Corp.; and approximately 19% interest in BeMetals Corp. In addition, it has a portfolio of other evaluation and exploration assets in Mali, Uzbekistan, and Finland. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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