Review of Alexco Resources (NYSE: AXU) and Input Resources (OTCMKTS: ERLFF)


Input resources (OTCMKTS: ERLFFGet a rating) and Alexco Resource (NYSE: AXUGet a rating) are both small-cap commodity companies, but which stock is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, and earnings.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Entree Resources and Alexco Resource.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Input resources N / A N / A -98.62%
Alexco Resource -667.20% -12.80% -10.90%

Institutional and insider ownership

27.3% of Alexco Resource shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large money managers, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Entrance Resources has a beta of 1.21, suggesting its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Alexco Resource has a beta of 1.55, suggesting its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Entree Resources and Alexco Resource.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Input resources N / A N / A -7.55 million dollars ($0.04) -16.13
Alexco Resource $17.16 million 4.64 -$2.51 million ($0.55) -0.89

Alexco Resource has higher revenues and profits than Entree Resources. Entree Resources trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alexco Resource, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for Entree Resources and Alexco Resource, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Input resources 0 1 0 0 2.00
Alexco Resource 0 2 0 0 2.00

Entrance Resources currently has a consensus target price of $1.05, indicating a potential upside of 62.79%. Alexco Resource has a consensus target price of $3.25, indicating a potential upside of 564.76%. Given Alexco Resource’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Alexco Resource is more favorable than Entree Resources.


Alexco Resource beats Entre Resources on 7 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Entrance Resources

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Entree Resources Ltd., an exploration-stage company, engages in the development and exploration of mineral properties located in Mongolia, Peru, Australia and Canada. Its main asset is the Entree/Oyu Tolgoi joint venture property comprising the Hugo North Extension copper-gold porphyry deposit and the Heruga copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry deposit located in Mongolia. The company was previously known as Entree Gold Inc. and changed its name to Entree Resources Ltd. in May 2017. Entrance Resources Ltd. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Alexco Resource

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Alexco Resource Corp. conducts exploration, evaluation, development and mining activities primarily in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The company explores deposits of silver, lead, zinc and gold. It holds interests in the majority of the historic Keno Hill Silver District project which includes the Flame & Moth, Bermingham, Lucky Queen, Bellekeno and Onek deposits, as well as 722 quartz mining claims, 873 quartz claims, 24 placer mining claims, 1 quartz mining license and 50% of 3 quartz mining leases, 2 Crown grants, 6 fee simple lots and 7 surface leases located in the Yukon Territory. Alexco Resource Corp. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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