Comparing MP Materials (MP) & The Competition

MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is one of 96 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare MP Materials to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MP Materials and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MP Materials 0 2 3 0 2.60
MP Materials Competitors 635 2163 2557 105 2.39

MP Materials presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.92%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 13.04%. Given MP Materials’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MP Materials is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.0% of MP Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.0% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.7% of MP Materials shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MP Materials and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MP Materials $134.31 million -$21.83 million 149.00
MP Materials Competitors $5.64 billion $774.12 million 9.76

MP Materials’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than MP Materials. MP Materials is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares MP Materials and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MP Materials N/A 5.56% 3.75%
MP Materials Competitors -2,004.19% 4.08% -0.20%


MP Materials beats its competitors on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

MP Materials Company Profile

MP Materials Corp. engages in the ownership and operation of integrated rare earth mining and processing facilities. It owns and operates the Mountain Pass facility located in the Western Hemisphere. The company holds the mineral rights to the Mountain Pass mine and surrounding areas, as well as intellectual property rights related to the processing and development of rare earth minerals. It offers neodymium and praseodymium that are rare earth elements, which in combination form neodymium-praseodymium. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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