Pretium Resources (PVG) & Minco Gold (MGHCF) Head to Head Survey

Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) and Minco Gold (OTCMKTS:MGHCF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pretium Resources and Minco Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pretium Resources $454.56 million 3.36 $36.62 million $0.54 15.35
Minco Gold N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A

Pretium Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Minco Gold.


This table compares Pretium Resources and Minco Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pretium Resources 8.06% 11.30% 5.85%
Minco Gold N/A -11.95% -11.82%

Risk and Volatility

Pretium Resources has a beta of -0.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minco Gold has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pretium Resources and Minco Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pretium Resources 0 1 6 0 2.86
Minco Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pretium Resources presently has a consensus price target of $15.57, suggesting a potential upside of 87.82%. Given Pretium Resources’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pretium Resources is more favorable than Minco Gold.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.3% of Pretium Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Pretium Resources beats Minco Gold on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops precious metal resource properties in the Americas. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. Its principal project is the Brucejack project that consists of 4 mining leases and 6 mineral claims covering an area of 3,304 hectares located in northwestern British Columbia. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Minco Gold

Minco Gold Corporation operates as an investment issuer. It invests in privately and publicly traded companies. The company was formerly known as Minco Mining & Metals Corporation and changed its name to Minco Gold Corporation in January 2007. Minco Gold Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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