Comparing Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (DMLP) and A-Mark Precious Metals (AMRK)

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) and A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and A-Mark Precious Metals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. $37.56 million 13.41 $20.23 million $0.96 16.25
A-Mark Precious Metals $6.99 billion 0.02 $7.08 million $0.99 15.55

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than A-Mark Precious Metals. A-Mark Precious Metals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dorchester Minerals, L.P., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and A-Mark Precious Metals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A
A-Mark Precious Metals 0 1 1 1 3.00

A-Mark Precious Metals has a consensus price target of $21.65, indicating a potential upside of 40.68%. Given A-Mark Precious Metals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe A-Mark Precious Metals is more favorable than Dorchester Minerals, L.P..

Profitability

This table compares Dorchester Minerals, L.P. and A-Mark Precious Metals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 64.05% 40.04% 39.40%
A-Mark Precious Metals 0.10% 9.95% 1.40%

Risk & Volatility

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.2% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.9% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 38.8% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. A-Mark Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Dorchester Minerals, L.P. 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 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Company Profile

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.

A-Mark Precious Metals Company Profile

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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