Skeena Resources (NYSE:SKE – Get Free Report) and Perpetua Resources (NASDAQ:PPTA – Get Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Skeena Resources and Perpetua Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Skeena Resources and Perpetua Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
36.0% of Skeena Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of Perpetua Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Skeena Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Perpetua Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Skeena Resources has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perpetua Resources has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Skeena Resources and Perpetua Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Skeena Resources||N/A||N/A||-$68.37 million||($0.81)||-4.19|
|Perpetua Resources||N/A||N/A||-$28.71 million||($0.45)||-7.33|
Perpetua Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Skeena Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Perpetua Resources beats Skeena Resources on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Skeena Resources
Skeena Resources Limited explores for and develops mineral properties in Canada. The company explores for gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal deposits. It holds 100% interests in the Snip gold mine comprising one mining lease and four mineral tenures that covers an area of approximately 1,932 hectares; and the Eskay Creek gold mine that consists of eight mineral leases, two surface leases, and various unpatented mining claims comprising 7,096 hectares located in British Columbia, Canada. The company was formerly known as Prolific Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Skeena Resources Limited in June 1990. Skeena Resources Limited was incorporated in 1979 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
About Perpetua Resources
Perpetua Resources Corp. engages in the mineral exploration and development activities in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and antimony. Its principal asset is the 100% owned Stibnite gold project located in Valley County, Idaho. The company was formerly known as Midas Gold Corp. and changed its name to Perpetua Resources Corp. in February 2021. Perpetua Resources Corp. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
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