Comparing Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) and Kinross Gold (KGC)

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Kinross Gold (OTCMKTS: CORVF) and Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

53.7% of Kinross Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.9% of Corvus Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of Corvus Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kinross Gold has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corvus Gold has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kinross Gold and Corvus Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold 1 7 2 0 2.10
Corvus Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kinross Gold presently has a consensus target price of $4.31, indicating a potential upside of 49.25%. Given Kinross Gold’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Kinross Gold is more favorable than Corvus Gold.

Profitability

This table compares Kinross Gold and Corvus Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold 11.67% 5.73% 3.22%
Corvus Gold N/A -99.60% -93.29%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kinross Gold and Corvus Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold $3.30 billion 1.09 $445.40 million $0.14 20.64
Corvus Gold N/A N/A -$7.31 million N/A N/A

Kinross Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Corvus Gold.

Summary

Kinross Gold beats Corvus Gold on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kinross Gold Company Profile

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, extraction, and processing of gold-containing ore. It also engages in the reclamation of gold mining properties; and production and sale of silver. The company's gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in Canada, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and Mauritania. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Corvus Gold Company Profile

Corvus Gold Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties primarily in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the North Bullfrog Project, a gold-silver mining project that consists of patented and unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 7,223 hectares located in northwestern Nye County, Nevada. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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