Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) & Mexus Gold US (NASDAQ:MXSG) Critical Contrast

Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Mexus Gold US and Pan American Silver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mexus Gold USN/AN/A-235.13%
Pan American Silver2.51%4.09%2.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mexus Gold US and Pan American Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mexus Gold US0000N/A
Pan American Silver12402.43

Pan American Silver has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.22%. Given Pan American Silver’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pan American Silver is more favorable than Mexus Gold US.

Risk and Volatility

Mexus Gold US has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pan American Silver has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.1% of Pan American Silver shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Mexus Gold US shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of Pan American Silver shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mexus Gold US and Pan American Silver’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mexus Gold USN/AN/A-$2.27 millionN/AN/A
Pan American Silver$784.49 million5.85$10.29 million$0.3956.05

Pan American Silver has higher revenue and earnings than Mexus Gold US.

Summary

Pan American Silver beats Mexus Gold US on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mexus Gold US

Mexus Gold US, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal projects in the State of Sonora, Mexico and the Western United States. The company holds interests in the Santa Elena prospect comprising 7 concessions covering an area of 898.028 hectares located to the northwest of the city of Caborca, Sonora State. It also holds interest in the Ures property covering 6900 acres located to the North of Hermosillo, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Action Fashions, Ltd. and changed its name to Mexus Gold US in September 2009. Mexus Gold US was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

About Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver mines. The company owns and operates mines located in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Argentina, and Bolivia. It also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead, and copper. The company holds interests in the La Colorada, Dolores, Huaron, Morococha, La Arena, Shahuindo, San Vicente, Manantial Espejo, and Timmins mines. Pan American Silver Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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