Vizsla Silver (NYSE:VZLA – Get Free Report) and DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD – Get Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Vizsla Silver and DRDGOLD, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vizsla Silver presently has a consensus target price of $3.02, indicating a potential upside of 179.32%. DRDGOLD has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 78.38%. Given Vizsla Silver’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vizsla Silver is more favorable than DRDGOLD.
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vizsla Silver||N/A||N/A||-$10.23 million||($0.04)||-27.00|
|DRDGOLD||$5.12 billion||0.16||$72.24 million||N/A||N/A|
DRDGOLD has higher revenue and earnings than Vizsla Silver.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
24.6% of Vizsla Silver shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Vizsla Silver shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of DRDGOLD shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Vizsla Silver has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DRDGOLD has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Vizsla Silver and DRDGOLD’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
DRDGOLD beats Vizsla Silver on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Vizsla Silver
Vizsla Silver Corp. engages in the exploration, and development of precious and base metal assets. The company explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. It owns 100% interest in the Panuco Project covering an area of 7,189.5 hectares located in located in southern Sinaloa, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Vizsla Resources Corp. and changed its name to Vizsla Silver Corp. in February 2021. Vizsla Silver Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
DRDGOLD Limited, a gold mining company, engages in the surface gold tailings retreatment business in South Africa. The company is involved in the exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting activities. It recovers gold from surface tailings in the Witwatersrand basin in Gauteng province. The company was incorporated in 1895 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. DRDGOLD Limited is a subsidiary of Sibanye Gold Limited.
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