Uranium Resources (WWR) versus Ur-Energy (URG) Critical Review

Uranium Resources (NASDAQ: WWR) and Ur-Energy (NYSE:URG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Uranium Resources and Ur-Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Uranium Resources N/A N/A N/A ($2.32) -0.67
Ur-Energy $44.49 million 1.86 $19.56 million N/A N/A

Ur-Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Uranium Resources.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.5% of Uranium Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Uranium Resources shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Uranium Resources and Ur-Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uranium Resources N/A -21.83% -17.85%
Ur-Energy 11.13% 12.02% 5.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Uranium Resources and Ur-Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uranium Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ur-Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00

Uranium Resources presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 93.55%. Ur-Energy has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside of 164.64%. Given Ur-Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ur-Energy is more favorable than Uranium Resources.

Summary

Ur-Energy beats Uranium Resources on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Uranium Resources

Westwater Resources Inc, formerly Uranium Resources, Inc., is engaged in developing energy-related metals. As of December 16, 2016, the Company had developed land position in two prospective lithium brine basins in Nevada and Utah in preparation for exploration and development of any resources that may be discovered there. In addition, it remains focused on advancing the Temrezli in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium project in Central Turkey when uranium prices permit economic development of this project. As of December 16, 2016, it controlled exploration properties in Turkey under nine exploration and operated licenses covering approximately 32,000 acres (over 13,000 hectares) with various exploration targets, including the satellite Sefaatli Project, which is 30 miles southwest of the Temrezli Project. Its projects include Temrezli Project, Kingsville Dome Project, Rosita Project, Vasquez Project, Butler Ranch Exploration Project, Sejita Dome Exploration Project, and lleta Project.

About Ur-Energy

Ur-Energy Inc. is an exploration-stage mining company. The Company is engaged in uranium mining, recovery and processing activities, including the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of uranium mineral properties in the United States. Its flagship property is the Lost Creek Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Its land portfolio includes over 10 projects in the United States. Approximately 10 of the United States projects are in the Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, including its flagship project, Lost Creek Project. It controls a total approximately 2,100 unpatented mining claims and over four State of Wyoming mineral leases for a total of approximately 42,000 acres in the area of the Lost Creek Property, including the Lost Creek permit area and certain adjoining properties, which refers to as LC East, LC West, LC North, LC South and EN project areas. Its Wyoming properties together total over 66,000 acres and include over two properties Shirley Basin and Lucky Mc.

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