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MP Materials (MP) Competitors

$15.30
-0.32 (-2.05%)
(As of 07/15/2024 ET)

MP vs. CLF, HBM, NGD, SGML, GSM, CRML, MTAL, LAC, LAAC, and TMC

Should you be buying MP Materials stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of MP Materials include Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Hudbay Minerals (HBM), New Gold (NGD), Sigma Lithium (SGML), Ferroglobe (GSM), Critical Metals (CRML), Metals Acquisition (MTAL), Lithium Americas (LAC), Lithium Americas (Argentina) (LAAC), and TMC the metals (TMC). These companies are all part of the "metal mining" industry.

MP Materials vs.

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) and MP Materials (NYSE:MP) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, community ranking, earnings, dividends, media sentiment, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Cleveland-Cliffs has higher revenue and earnings than MP Materials. MP Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cleveland-Cliffs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cleveland-Cliffs$22.00B0.36$399M$0.7422.20
MP Materials$206.43M12.32$24.31M-$0.15-102.53

Cleveland-Cliffs has a net margin of 1.78% compared to Cleveland-Cliffs' net margin of 1.62%. MP Materials' return on equity of 8.69% beat Cleveland-Cliffs' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cleveland-Cliffs1.78% 8.69% 3.89%
MP Materials 1.62%-0.61%-0.34%

In the previous week, Cleveland-Cliffs had 3 more articles in the media than MP Materials. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Cleveland-Cliffs and 5 mentions for MP Materials. MP Materials' average media sentiment score of 0.41 beat Cleveland-Cliffs' score of -0.05 indicating that Cleveland-Cliffs is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Cleveland-Cliffs
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
MP Materials
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 2.03, meaning that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MP Materials has a beta of 2.22, meaning that its stock price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cleveland-Cliffs received 654 more outperform votes than MP Materials when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 67.07% of users gave MP Materials an outperform vote while only 53.27% of users gave Cleveland-Cliffs an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Cleveland-CliffsOutperform Votes
709
53.27%
Underperform Votes
622
46.73%
MP MaterialsOutperform Votes
55
67.07%
Underperform Votes
27
32.93%

Cleveland-Cliffs currently has a consensus target price of $19.44, indicating a potential upside of 20.28%. MP Materials has a consensus target price of $20.61, indicating a potential upside of 36.95%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MP Materials is more favorable than Cleveland-Cliffs.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cleveland-Cliffs
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
MP Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

67.7% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of MP Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of MP Materials shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats MP Materials on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding MP and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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MP vs. The Competition

MetricMP MaterialsMetal mining IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$2.54B$7.69B$2.70B$18.30B
Dividend YieldN/A3.86%5.30%3.49%
P/E Ratio-102.537.95130.3422.55
Price / Sales12.3264.41798,224.8316.23
Price / Cash25.668.5823.1816.25
Price / Book2.012.803.494.98
Net Income$24.31M$599.19M$156.13M$967.95M
7 Day Performance8.16%2.61%2.73%6.14%
1 Month Performance12.76%3.46%4.81%7.55%
1 Year Performance-37.56%15.26%15.55%10.98%

MP Materials Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CLF
Cleveland-Cliffs
3.5883 of 5 stars
3.59 / 5 stars
$15.40
+1.4%
$19.44
+26.2%
-3.6%$7.32B$22.00B20.8126,000Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Down
HBM
Hudbay Minerals
3.2767 of 5 stars
3.28 / 5 stars
$9.32
+0.5%
$10.21
+9.7%
+75.8%$3.67B$1.69B40.502,708Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
NGD
New Gold
1.3676 of 5 stars
1.37 / 5 stars
$2.39
+5.8%
$2.12
-11.3%
N/A$1.89B$786.50M-23.851,578Gap Down
SGML
Sigma Lithium
3.081 of 5 stars
3.08 / 5 stars
$11.94
+3.6%
$29.50
+147.1%
-68.3%$1.32B$134.24M-91.85165
GSM
Ferroglobe
3.9397 of 5 stars
3.94 / 5 stars
$5.71
-0.2%
N/A+18.9%$1.07B$1.65B16.793,403Positive News
CRML
Critical Metals
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$11.06
+6.7%
N/AN/A$902.94MN/A0.00N/A
MTAL
Metals Acquisition
0.174 of 5 stars
0.17 / 5 stars
$14.34
+0.1%
$14.00
-2.4%
+39.1%$720.40M$159.00M0.002,021Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
LAC
Lithium Americas
0.8727 of 5 stars
0.87 / 5 stars
$2.59
+1.6%
$11.46
+343.2%
-86.6%$569.79MN/A0.00749Positive News
LAAC
Lithium Americas (Argentina)
3.2309 of 5 stars
3.23 / 5 stars
$3.01
+3.1%
$8.83
+193.5%
N/A$485.24MN/A0.38850Short Interest ↑
TMC
TMC the metals
1.7521 of 5 stars
1.75 / 5 stars
$1.43
-4.0%
$4.10
+186.7%
-33.8%$458.33MN/A-5.1146Gap Down

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This page (NYSE:MP) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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