Head to Head Survey: Corvus Gold (NASDAQ:KOR) vs. Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO)

Corvus Gold (NASDAQ:KOR) and Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corvus Gold N/A -157.05% -144.18%
Eldorado Gold 11.24% 4.93% 3.66%

Volatility & Risk

Corvus Gold has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eldorado Gold has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of Eldorado Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Corvus Gold and Eldorado Gold’s 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 -$12.10 million ($0.10) -30.50
Eldorado Gold $1.03 billion 2.09 $104.54 million $1.00 11.74

Eldorado Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Corvus Gold. Corvus Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eldorado Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corvus Gold 0 0 3 0 3.00
Eldorado Gold 2 4 4 0 2.20

Corvus Gold presently has a consensus target price of $5.42, suggesting a potential upside of 77.60%. Eldorado Gold has a consensus target price of $15.05, suggesting a potential upside of 28.19%. Given Corvus Gold’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Corvus Gold is more favorable than Eldorado Gold.

Summary

Eldorado Gold beats Corvus Gold on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corvus Gold Company Profile

Corvus Gold, Inc. mineral exploration company, which engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. The company was founded on April 13, 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Eldorado Gold Company Profile

Eldorado Gold Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the exploration, discovery, acquisition, financing, development, production, sale, and reclamation of mineral products, primarily in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Brazil, and Romania. The company primarily produces gold, as well as silver, lead, zinc, and iron ore. It holds 100% interest in the Kisladag and Efemcukuru gold mines located in western Turkey; Lamaque gold mines located in Canada; and Olympias, Stratoni, Skouries, Perama Hill, and Sapes gold mines located in Greece, as well as 80.5% interest in the Certej and Bolcana development projects located in Romania; and 100% interest in the Tocantinzinho development project located in Brazil. The company was formerly known as Eldorado Corporation Ltd. and changed its name to Eldorado Gold Corporation in April 1996. Eldorado Gold Corporation was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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