Simlatus (OTCMKTS:SIML) and Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.
This table compares Simlatus and Wheaton Precious Metals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||33.64%||5.14%||4.31%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Simlatus and Wheaton Precious Metals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||0||2||6||0||2.75|
Wheaton Precious Metals has a consensus price target of $31.17, suggesting a potential upside of 49.27%. Given Wheaton Precious Metals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wheaton Precious Metals is more favorable than Simlatus.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Simlatus and Wheaton Precious Metals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||$843.22 million||11.00||$57.70 million||$0.63||33.14|
Wheaton Precious Metals has higher revenue and earnings than Simlatus.
Risk & Volatility
Simlatus has a beta of -0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wheaton Precious Metals has a beta of 0.08, suggesting that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
53.3% of Wheaton Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Wheaton Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Simlatus does not pay a dividend. Wheaton Precious Metals pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Wheaton Precious Metals beats Simlatus on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Simlatus Company Profile
Simlatus Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets audio and video broadcast equipment and software worldwide. The company offers a range of broadcast products, such as switchers, controllers, protection switches, HD and analog routers, and audio distribution equipment, as well as SoundPal and SyncPal audio/video signaling products. It sells its products through a distribution network of audio/video equipment retailers. The company was formerly known as Grid Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Simlatus Corporation in April 2016. Simlatus Corporation was founded in 2006 and is based in Grass Valley, California.
Wheaton Precious Metals Company Profile
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. operates as a silver and gold streaming company in Canada and internationally. It has streaming agreements for 20 operating mines and 9 development stage projects. The company was formerly known as Silver Wheaton Corp. and changed its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. in May 2017. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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