Analyzing TMC the Metals (NASDAQ:TMC) & EMX Royalty (NYSE:EMX)
TMC the metals (NASDAQ:TMC – Get Rating) and EMX Royalty (NYSE:EMX – Get Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
TMC the metals has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMX Royalty has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for TMC the metals and EMX Royalty, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TMC the metals||0||3||0||0||2.00|
TMC the metals presently has a consensus price target of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 253.77%. EMX Royalty has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 130.77%. Given TMC the metals’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TMC the metals is more favorable than EMX Royalty.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
34.0% of TMC the metals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of EMX Royalty shares are held by institutional investors. 30.2% of TMC the metals shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares TMC the metals and EMX Royalty’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TMC the metals||N/A||N/A||-$141.30 million||N/A||N/A|
|EMX Royalty||$7.53 million||28.37||-$23.74 million||($0.05)||-38.99|
EMX Royalty has higher revenue and earnings than TMC the metals.
This table compares TMC the metals and EMX Royalty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TMC the metals||N/A||-158.48%||-50.62%|
EMX Royalty beats TMC the metals on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
TMC the metals Company Profile (Get Rating)
TMC the metals company Inc., a deep-sea minerals exploration company, focuses on the collection, processing, and refining of polymetallic nodules found on the seafloor in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) in the south-west of San Diego, California. The company primarily explores for nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese products. TMC the metals company Inc., through its subsidiaries, holds exploration rights in three polymetallic nodule contract areas in the CCZ of the Pacific Ocean. Its products are used in electric vehicles (EV), renewable energy storage markets, EV wiring, clean energy transmission, manganese alloy production required for steel production, and other applications. The company was formerly known as Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to TMC the metals company Inc. TMC the metals company Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
EMX Royalty Company Profile (Get Rating)
EMX Royalty Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploring for, and generating royalties from, metals and minerals properties. It explores for gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, volcanogenic massive sulfide, molybdenum, and iron deposits. The company's royalty and exploration portfolio primarily consist of properties in North America, Turkey, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, as well as Sweden, and Norway. The company was formerly known as Eurasian Minerals Inc. and changed its name to EMX Royalty Corporation in July 2017. EMX Royalty Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.