China Natural Resources (CHNR) and Kinross Gold (KGC) Head to Head Contrast

China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR) and Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares China Natural Resources and Kinross Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Natural Resources N/A N/A N/A
Kinross Gold 6.85% 2.82% 1.60%

Risk and Volatility

China Natural Resources has a beta of 2.16, indicating that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold has a beta of -0.01, indicating that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Natural Resources and Kinross Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Natural Resources N/A N/A -$4.60 million N/A N/A
Kinross Gold $3.30 billion 1.21 $445.40 million $0.14 22.93

Kinross Gold has higher revenue and earnings than China Natural Resources.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of China Natural Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.2% of China Natural Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for China Natural Resources and Kinross Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Natural Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kinross Gold 0 7 4 0 2.36

Kinross Gold has a consensus price target of $4.08, suggesting a potential upside of 26.95%. Given Kinross Gold’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kinross Gold is more favorable than China Natural Resources.

Summary

Kinross Gold beats China Natural Resources on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Natural Resources Company Profile

China Natural Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of metal properties in the People's Republic of China. The company primarily explores for lead, silver, copper, and other metal deposits. It holds interest in the Moruogu Tong mine that covers an area of 10.43 square kilometers located in Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia. The company is headquartered in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. China Natural Resources, Inc. is a subsidiary of Feishang Group Limited.

Kinross Gold Company Profile

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, extraction, and processing of gold-containing ore. It also engages in the reclamation of gold mining properties; and production and sale of silver. The company's gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in Canada, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and Mauritania. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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