Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS: CORVF) and Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Corvus Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Corvus Gold||N/A||N/A||-$4.99 million||N/A||N/A|
|Agnico Eagle Mines||$2.24 billion||4.38||$243.89 million||$1.11||37.90|
Agnico Eagle Mines pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Corvus Gold does not pay a dividend. Agnico Eagle Mines pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Agnico Eagle Mines has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Corvus Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Agnico Eagle Mines||0||5||7||0||2.58|
Agnico Eagle Mines has a consensus target price of $56.33, indicating a potential upside of 33.90%. Given Agnico Eagle Mines’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Agnico Eagle Mines is more favorable than Corvus Gold.
This table compares Corvus Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Agnico Eagle Mines||10.88%||5.19%||3.28%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
18.3% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of Agnico Eagle Mines shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Agnico Eagle Mines shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Corvus Gold has a beta of 3.43, meaning that its share price is 243% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agnico Eagle Mines has a beta of -0.35, meaning that its share price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Agnico Eagle Mines beats Corvus Gold on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Corvus Gold Company Profile
Corvus Gold Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties primarily in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper projects. Its principal property includes the North Bullfrog project consisting of patented and unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 7,223 hectares located in the Bullfrog Hills of northwestern Nye County, Nevada. Corvus Gold Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Agnico Eagle Mines Company Profile
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Finland, and Mexico. It operates through three segments: Northern Business, Southern Business, and Exploration. The company primarily produces and sells gold, as well as explores for silver, zinc, and copper. Its flagship property is the LaRonde mine located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, Canada. As of December, 31, 2016, the LaRonde mine had a proven and probable mineral reserve of approximately 3.05 million ounces of gold. The company has exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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