Financial Review: Avalon Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS:AVLNF) & Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF)

Avalon Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS:AVLNF) and Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Avalon Advanced Materials has a beta of -0.65, indicating that its share price is 165% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centamin has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Avalon Advanced Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Centamin shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Avalon Advanced Materials and Centamin, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avalon Advanced Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centamin 0 2 1 0 2.33

Centamin has a consensus price target of $106.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7,646.27%. Given Centamin’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Centamin is more favorable than Avalon Advanced Materials.

Profitability

This table compares Avalon Advanced Materials and Centamin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avalon Advanced Materials -7,614.63% -3.50% -3.36%
Centamin N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Avalon Advanced Materials and Centamin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avalon Advanced Materials $50,000.00 224.66 -$2.53 million N/A N/A
Centamin $603.25 million 2.62 $74.85 million $0.06 22.81

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Avalon Advanced Materials.

Summary

Centamin beats Avalon Advanced Materials on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Avalon Advanced Materials

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in Canada. The company focuses on rare metals and minerals, including lithium, tantalum, niobium, cesium, indium, gallium, germanium, rare earth elements, yttrium, and zirconium, as well as tin. It focuses on the Nechalacho project, which comprises 5 contiguous mining leases covering an area of 10,449 acres and 3 claims covering an area of 4,597 acres located at Thor Lake in the Mackenzie Mining District of the Northwest Territories; the Separation Rapids Lithium project, which consists of 15 mineral claims and 1 mining claim lease covering an area of approximately 2,869 hectares located in the Paterson Lake Area of the Kenora Mining Division, Ontario; and the East Kemptville Tin-Indium project located northeast of Yarmouth in Yarmouth County, southwestern Nova Scotia. It also owns royalty interests in 2 exploration projects. The company was formerly known as Avalon Rare Metals Inc. and changed its name to Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. in February 2016. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Centamin

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

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