Alio Gold (ALO) and Iamgold Corporation (IAG) Head to Head Contrast

Alio Gold (NYSE: ALO) and Iamgold Corporation (NYSE:IAG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alio Gold and Iamgold Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alio Gold 0 1 0 0 2.00
Iamgold Corporation 0 6 2 0 2.25

Iamgold Corporation has a consensus target price of $5.85, suggesting a potential upside of 2.63%. Given Iamgold Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Iamgold Corporation is more favorable than Alio Gold.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alio Gold and Iamgold Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alio Gold $127.57 million 1.09 $46.66 million N/A N/A
Iamgold Corporation $1.07 billion 2.48 $857.40 million $1.07 5.33

Iamgold Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Alio Gold.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.3% of Iamgold Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alio Gold N/A N/A N/A
Iamgold Corporation 46.75% 1.43% 0.95%

Summary

Iamgold Corporation beats Alio Gold on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alio Gold

Alio Gold Inc, formerly Timmins Gold Corp, is a Canada-based gold producer engaged in the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of resource properties in Mexico through its subsidiaries, Timmins Goldcorp Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Molimentales del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. (MdN). MdN owns the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico. MdN also owns the Caballo Blanco Property, an exploration and evaluation asset in Veracruz, Mexico. The Mine and the La Chicharra pit are collectively known as the Gold Property. The Company also holds the Ana Paula gold project, which is an advanced stage development project in the Guerrero Gold Belt. The Guerrero Gold Belt project consists of over two claims totaling approximately 4,200 hectares at the north-west end of the Guerrero Gold Belt, with approximately 38,000 additional hectares in the surrounding area. Ana Paula is located in the north central part of the State of Guerrero in southern Mexico, 180 kilometers from Mexico City.

About Iamgold Corporation

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAMGOLD) is engaged primarily in the exploration for, and the development and production of, mineral resource properties throughout the world. Through its holdings, IAMGOLD has interests in various operations, exploration and development properties. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with approximately four operating gold mines on over three continents. The Company’s gold mine segment is divided into geographic segments, such as Burkina Faso – Essakane mine; Suriname-Rosebel mine; Canada-Doyon division, which includes the Westwood mine and the Doyon mine, and Joint ventures (Mali)-Sadiola mine (41%) and Yatela mine (40%). The Company’s non-gold segments are divided into Exploration and evaluation, and Corporate, which includes royalty interests located in Canada and investments in associates and joint ventures. In Canada, the Company owns the Westwood mine in Quebec and the Cote Gold project, a development project located in Ontario.

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