Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) and Osisko gold royalties (NYSE:OR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mexus Gold US and Osisko gold royalties, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mexus Gold US||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Osisko gold royalties||0||3||4||0||2.57|
This table compares Mexus Gold US and Osisko gold royalties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||-1,460.06%||-202.29%|
|Osisko gold royalties||-28.58%||1.55%||1.21%|
Risk & Volatility
Mexus Gold US has a beta of 2.43, meaning that its share price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Osisko gold royalties has a beta of -0.17, meaning that its share price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mexus Gold US and Osisko gold royalties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||N/A||-$3.90 million||N/A||N/A|
|Osisko gold royalties||$378.44 million||4.03||-$81.46 million||$0.15||65.60|
Mexus Gold US has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Osisko gold royalties.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
47.0% of Osisko gold royalties shares are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of Mexus Gold US shares are held 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.
Osisko gold royalties pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Mexus Gold US does not pay a dividend. Osisko gold royalties pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Osisko gold royalties has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Osisko gold royalties beats Mexus Gold US on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mexus Gold US
Mexus Gold US, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal projects in the State of Sonora, Mexico and the Western United States. The company holds interests in the Santa Elena prospect comprising 7 concessions covering an area of 898.028 hectares located to the northwest of the city of Caborca, Sonora State. It also holds interest in the Ures property covering 6900 acres located to the North of Hermosillo, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Action Fashions, Ltd. and changed its name to Mexus Gold US in September 2009. Mexus Gold US was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.
About Osisko gold royalties
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd acquires and manages precious metal and other royalties, streams, and similar interests in Canada and internationally. Its assets include the 5% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Canadian Malartic mine; the 2.0% to 3.5% NSR royalty on the Eleonore mine; a 9.6% diamond stream on the Renard diamond mine; a 4% gold and silver stream on the Brucejack gold; a 3% NSR royalty on the Seabee gold operations located in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the 1.38% to 2.55% NSR royalty on the Island Gold mine. The company also has a 100% silver stream on the Mantos Blancos copper mine in Chile. It holds a portfolio of approximately 136 royalties, streams, and precious metal offtakes in North America; and owns rights to participate in future royalty/stream financings on various projects primarily in Canada. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
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