Nexa Resources (NYSE:NEXA) and Metals Acquisition (NYSE:MTAL) Head-To-Head Comparison

Nexa Resources (NYSE:NEXAGet Free Report) and Metals Acquisition (NYSE:MTALGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Metals Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Metals Acquisition shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nexa Resources and Metals Acquisition’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nexa Resources $2.57 billion N/A -$289.35 million ($2.22) -3.47
Metals Acquisition $159.00 million 3.95 -$144.55 million N/A N/A

Metals Acquisition has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nexa Resources.

Volatility & Risk

Nexa Resources has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metals Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Nexa Resources and Metals Acquisition, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nexa Resources 2 2 1 0 1.80
Metals Acquisition 0 1 4 0 2.80

Nexa Resources presently has a consensus price target of $7.10, indicating a potential downside of 7.79%. Metals Acquisition has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.00%. Given Metals Acquisition’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Metals Acquisition is more favorable than Nexa Resources.


This table compares Nexa Resources and Metals Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nexa Resources -11.81% -4.82% -1.53%
Metals Acquisition N/A N/A N/A


Metals Acquisition beats Nexa Resources on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nexa Resources

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Nexa Resources S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the zinc mining and smelting business worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Mining and Smelting. It produces zinc, zamac, zinc oxide, and zincal, as well as by-products, such as copper, lead, silver, gold, copper sulfate, sulfuric acid, copper cementum, silver concentrate, slag aggregates, and cadmium/sponge deposits. The company owns and operates six polymetallic mines, including three located in the Central Andes of Peru; two located in the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil; and one located in the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil. It also owns and operates three zinc smelters comprising one located in Cajamarquilla in Peru; and two located in the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, which recovers and produces metallic zinc, zinc oxide, and by-products, such as sulfuric acid. The company also exports its products. Its products are used in civil construction, transportation, energy, agriculture, health, and consumer goods industries. The company was formerly known as VM Holding S.A. and changed its name to Nexa Resources S.A. in September 2017. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Nexa Resources S.A. is a subsidiary of Votorantim S.A.

About Metals Acquisition

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Metals Acquisition Limited focuses on mining and production of copper and silver. It operates the CSA copper mine in Cobar, Australia. The company was incorporated in 2022 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, Jersey.

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