Alamos Gold (NYSE: AGI) and Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Alamos Gold and Kinross Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alamos Gold||$482.20 million||5.12||-$17.90 million||$0.02||317.00|
|Kinross Gold||$3.47 billion||1.52||-$104.00 million||$0.10||42.30|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alamos Gold and Kinross Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Alamos Gold presently has a consensus price target of $10.38, suggesting a potential upside of 63.64%. Kinross Gold has a consensus price target of $4.86, suggesting a potential upside of 14.92%. Given Alamos Gold’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Alamos Gold is more favorable than Kinross Gold.
Alamos Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Kinross Gold does not pay a dividend. Alamos Gold 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.
This table compares Alamos Gold and Kinross Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Alamos Gold has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
63.0% of Alamos Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Kinross Gold beats Alamos Gold on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alamos Gold
Alamos Gold Inc. is a Canada-based mid-tier gold producer. The Company owns and operates the Mulatos Mine, as well as the Esperanza, Agi Dagi, Kirazli and Camyurt gold development projects. The Mulatos mine is located within the 30,536 hectares Salamandra group of concessions in the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico. The Esperanza Gold Project is a development stage asset located in south-central Mexico in the state of Morelos. Agi Dagi and Kirazli gold development projects are located in Canakkale Province on the Biga Peninsula of northwestern Turkey. The Camyurt project is located near southeast of Canakkale, Turkey. In addition, the Company owns a 100% interest in the Quartz Mountain Property, which is located on the northern extension of the prolific Basin and Range Province of Nevada in Oregon.
About Kinross Gold
Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.
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