BHP Group (NYSE:BHP – Get Rating) and Sigma Lithium (NASDAQ:SGML – Get Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.
This table compares BHP Group and Sigma Lithium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
6.5% of BHP Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Sigma Lithium shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of BHP Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BHP Group presently has a consensus price target of $56.40, suggesting a potential upside of 12.33%. Sigma Lithium has a consensus price target of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.49%. Given BHP Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe BHP Group is more favorable than Sigma Lithium.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares BHP Group and Sigma Lithium’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BHP Group||$65.10 billion||1.14||$30.90 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Sigma Lithium||N/A||N/A||-$27.04 million||($0.48)||-46.65|
BHP Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sigma Lithium.
BHP Group beats Sigma Lithium on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About BHP Group
BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. The company is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, it provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
About Sigma Lithium
Sigma Lithium Corporation engages in the exploration and development of lithium deposits in Brazil. It holds 100% interest in the Grota do Cirilo, Genipapo, Santa Clara, and São José properties comprising 27 mineral rights covering an area of approximately 191 square kilometers located in the Araçuaí and Itinga regions of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The company was formerly known as Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation and changed its name to Sigma Lithium Corporation in July 2021. Sigma Lithium Corporation is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
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