Analyzing Westwater Resources (WWR) and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (NILSY)

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Westwater Resources (NASDAQ:WWR) and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:NILSY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.8% of Westwater Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Westwater Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Westwater Resources and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Westwater Resources N/A N/A -$19.28 million ($0.96) -0.23
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) $9.15 billion 2.92 $2.13 billion N/A N/A

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has higher revenue and earnings than Westwater Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Westwater Resources and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Westwater Resources N/A -60.18% -49.57%
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Westwater Resources and GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR), as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Westwater Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) 0 0 2 0 3.00

Volatility & Risk

Westwater Resources has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. Westwater Resources does not pay a dividend.

Summary

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) beats Westwater Resources on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Westwater Resources Company Profile

Westwater Resources, Inc. operates as an energy metals exploration and development company. The company holds interests in the three lithium brine exploration projects, which include Columbus Basin project in western Nevada; the Railroad Valley project in east-central Nevada; and the Sal Rica Project in northwestern Utah. It also holds interests in various uranium projects in New Mexico and Texas, as well as in the Republic of Turkey. The company was formerly known as Uranium Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Westwater Resources, Inc. in August 2017. Westwater Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

GMK Noril’skiy nikel’ PAO (GDR) Company Profile

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a metals and mining company in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia, and the CIS countries. The company operates in GMK Group, KGMK Group, NN Harjavalta, Other Metallurgical, and Other Non-Metallurgical segments. It prospects, explores for, extracts, refines, and processes minerals; and produces, markets, and sells base and precious metals. The company produces nickel, palladium, copper, platinum, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, silver, gold, selenium, tellurium, sulfur, sodium sulfate, and sodium chloride. It is also involved in equipment rental, gas extraction, electricity production and distribution, construction, repairs, geological works, spare parts production, distribution, research, fuel supply, river shipping, and airport businesses, as well as acts as an air company. The company was formerly known as Open Joint Stock Company ?Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel' and changed its name to Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel in May 2015. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

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