Head to Head Survey: Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) & Iamgold (OTCMKTS:IAG)

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corvus Gold N/A -104.98% -98.39%
Iamgold -10.67% -0.43% -0.30%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Corvus Gold and Iamgold’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 -$7.31 million N/A N/A
Iamgold $1.11 billion 1.56 -$28.20 million $0.06 61.67

Corvus Gold has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Iamgold.

Risk & Volatility

Corvus Gold has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iamgold has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corvus Gold 0 0 2 0 3.00
Iamgold 0 4 5 0 2.56

Iamgold has a consensus price target of $4.22, indicating a potential upside of 14.25%. Given Iamgold’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Iamgold is more favorable than Corvus Gold.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.9% of Corvus Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of Iamgold shares are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of Corvus Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Iamgold beats Corvus Gold on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Iamgold Company Profile

IAMGOLD Corporation explores for, develops, and operates gold mining properties in North and South America, and West Africa. The company owns interests in the Rosebel mine located in Suriname, South America; the Essakane mine in Burkina Faso, West Africa; the Westwood mine in Quebec, Canada; and the Sadiola mine located in Mali, West Africa. Its exploration and development projects include the Boto gold project in Senegal; the Diakha-Siribaya gold project in Mali; the Pitangui project in Brazil; the Côté gold project in Ontario; the Nelligan and Monster Lake projects in Quebec; the Rouyn-Yorbeau project in Quebec; the Loma Larga, a gold, silver, and copper project in southern Ecuador; and the Eastern Borosi project in Northeast Nicaragua. IAMGOLD Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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