Contrasting New Jersey Mining (NJMC) & Gold Fields (GFI)

New Jersey Mining (OTCMKTS:NJMC) and Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Gold Fields pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. New Jersey Mining does not pay a dividend. Gold Fields pays out 28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.8% of Gold Fields shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of New Jersey Mining shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for New Jersey Mining and Gold Fields, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Jersey Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gold Fields 2 3 3 0 2.13

Gold Fields has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.36%. Given Gold Fields’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gold Fields is more favorable than New Jersey Mining.

Profitability

This table compares New Jersey Mining and Gold Fields’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Jersey Mining 30.81% 13.53% 10.47%
Gold Fields N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

New Jersey Mining has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gold Fields has a beta of -1.05, indicating that its share price is 205% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New Jersey Mining and Gold Fields’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Jersey Mining $4.28 million 4.83 $30,000.00 N/A N/A
Gold Fields $2.58 billion 1.23 -$348.20 million $0.07 55.29

New Jersey Mining has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gold Fields.

Summary

New Jersey Mining beats Gold Fields on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New Jersey Mining

New Jersey Mining Co. engages in the exploration and development of gold, silver, and base metal deposits. It has a portfolio of mineral properties, which include the Golden Chest Mine, New Jersey Mine and Mill, McKinley exploration project, Eastern Star exploration project, and Toboggan exploration project. The company was founded on July 18, 1996 by Grant Brackebusch and is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

About Gold Fields

Gold Fields Limited produces gold and holds gold reserves and resources in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. The company engages in underground and surface gold and surface copper mining and related activities, including exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting. It holds interests in seven operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2.2 million ounces, as well as gold mineral reserves of approximately 49 million ounces and mineral resources of approximately 104 million ounces. The company also holds copper mineral reserves totaling 764 million pounds and mineral resources totaling 4,881 million pounds. Gold Fields Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

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