Contrasting Mountain Province Diamonds (OTCMKTS:MPVDF) and American Lithium (NASDAQ:AMLI)

Mountain Province Diamonds (OTCMKTS:MPVDFGet Free Report) and American Lithium (NASDAQ:AMLIGet Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Lithium has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and American Lithium’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $527.95 million 0.07 $37.84 million $0.13 1.29
American Lithium N/A N/A -$27.17 million ($0.16) -4.74

Mountain Province Diamonds has higher revenue and earnings than American Lithium. American Lithium is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mountain Province Diamonds, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and American Lithium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds 8.13% 8.78% 4.07%
American Lithium N/A -21.89% -21.50%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.5% of American Lithium shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mountain Province Diamonds and American Lithium, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Lithium 0 0 1 0 3.00

American Lithium has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 558.76%. Given American Lithium’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Lithium is more favorable than Mountain Province Diamonds.

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds beats American Lithium on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mountain Province Diamonds

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Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine comprising mining leases covering an area of 5,216 hectares; and holds a 100% interest in the Kennady North project consisting of 22 federal leases and 97 claims covering an area of 113,000 hectares located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About American Lithium

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American Lithium Corp., an exploration and development stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of resource properties in the United States. It principally focuses on the TLC Lithium Project located in the town of Tonopah, Nevada; and the Falchani Lithium project and the Macusani Uranium project located in Puno, Peru. The company was formerly known as Menika Mining Ltd. and changed its name to American Lithium Corp. in April 2016. American Lithium Corp. was incorporated in 1974 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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