Head-To-Head Analysis: Quantum Materials (OTCMKTS:QTMM) vs. Mountain Province Diamonds (OTCMKTS:MPVD)

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Quantum Materials (OTCMKTS:QTMM) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.


Mountain Province Diamonds pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Quantum Materials does not pay a dividend. Mountain Province Diamonds pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Quantum Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mountain Province Diamonds 0.03% 0.54% 0.26%
Quantum Materials N/A N/A -336.30%

Risk & Volatility

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Materials has a beta of 2.49, suggesting that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Mountain Province Diamonds and Quantum Materials, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mountain Province Diamonds 0 1 0 0 2.00
Quantum Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus price target of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 194.74%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Quantum Materials.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of Quantum Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Quantum Materials’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $239.94 million 0.83 -$14.61 million $0.06 15.83
Quantum Materials $20,000.00 742.23 -$9.40 million N/A N/A

Quantum Materials has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mountain Province Diamonds.


Mountain Province Diamonds beats Quantum Materials on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mountain Province Diamonds Company Profile

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. Its primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The company was formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc. and changed its name to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in October 2000. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Quantum Materials Company Profile

Quantum Materials Corp., a nanotechnology company, designs, develops, produces, and supplies quantum dots, tetrapod quantum dots, and other nanoparticles in the United States. Its products are used for a range of applications in the televisions, displays and other optoelectronics, photovoltaics, solid state lighting, life sciences, security ink, battery, and sensor sectors. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas.

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