A-Mark Precious Metals (AMRK) and Dorchester Minerals (DMLP) Head-To-Head Survey
Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ: DMLP) and A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.
This table compares Dorchester Minerals and A-Mark Precious Metals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|A-Mark Precious Metals||0.08%||7.75%||1.09%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
13.5% of Dorchester Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.7% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of Dorchester Minerals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 38.8% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by 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.
Risk & Volatility
Dorchester Minerals has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Dorchester Minerals and A-Mark Precious Metals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|A-Mark Precious Metals||0||1||1||1||3.00|
A-Mark Precious Metals has a consensus target price of $20.90, suggesting a potential upside of 40.46%. Given A-Mark Precious Metals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe A-Mark Precious Metals is more favorable than Dorchester Minerals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Dorchester Minerals and A-Mark Precious Metals’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dorchester Minerals||$37.56 million||12.89||$20.23 million||$0.96||15.63|
|A-Mark Precious Metals||$6.99 billion||0.01||$7.08 million||$0.79||18.84|
Dorchester Minerals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than A-Mark Precious Metals. Dorchester Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than A-Mark Precious Metals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Dorchester Minerals pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. A-Mark Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Dorchester Minerals pays out 118.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. A-Mark Precious Metals pays out 40.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
About Dorchester Minerals
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is a limited partnership company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and administration of Royalty Properties and net profits interests (NPIs). As of December 31, 2016, the Royalty Properties consisted of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states. The NPIs represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had completed 270 wells on its Royalty Properties in seven states, and 39 new wells completed on its Properties in three states. The Company owns both a royalty interest and a net profits interest. The Company’s general partner is Dorchester Minerals Management LP.
About A-Mark Precious Metals
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a precious metal trading company. The Company is a wholesaler of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and related products, including bars, wafers, grain and coins. It distributes gold and silver coins and bars from sovereign and private mints; provides financing for the purchase of bullion and numismatics; offers storage for bullion, and offers complementary products, such as consignment, customized finance and liquidity programs, such as repurchase (Repo) accounts, and trade quotes in a variety of foreign currencies. It operates through various business units for accounting purposes, including Industrial, Coin and Bar, Trading, Finance, Collateral Finance Corporation, Transcontinental Depository Services and Logistics. It is an authorized distributor of gold and silver coins for sovereign mints and various private mints. The sovereign mints include the United States Mint, the Australian (Perth) Mint and the Austrian Mint, among others.
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