Comparing Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) and Jaguar Mining (NASDAQ:JAGGF)

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Jaguar Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mountain Province Diamonds $239.94 million 0.60 -$14.61 million $0.06 11.33
Jaguar Mining $94.92 million 0.55 -$15.97 million N/A N/A

Mountain Province Diamonds has higher revenue and earnings than Jaguar Mining.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.2% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.1% of Jaguar Mining shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Mountain Province Diamonds shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Mountain Province Diamonds has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jaguar Mining has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Mountain Province Diamonds and Jaguar Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Mountain Province Diamonds currently has a consensus price target of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 311.76%. Given Mountain Province Diamonds’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Mountain Province Diamonds is more favorable than Jaguar Mining.

Profitability

This table compares Mountain Province Diamonds and Jaguar Mining’s 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%
Jaguar Mining -18.27% -7.22% -4.33%

Summary

Mountain Province Diamonds beats Jaguar Mining on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mountain Province Diamonds

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.

About Jaguar Mining

Jaguar Mining Inc., a junior gold mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold producing properties in Brazil. Its principal assets include the Turmalina Gold Mine Complex and Caeté Gold Mine Complex located in the Iron Quadrangle in the state of Minas Gerais. Its mineral claims cover an area of approximately 64,000 hectares. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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