First Colombia Gold (OTCMKTS:FCGD) and Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for First Colombia Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Colombia Gold||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||0||9||2||0||2.18|
Volatility and Risk
First Colombia Gold has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirkland Lake Gold has a beta of -0.13, indicating that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares First Colombia Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Colombia Gold||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||34.59%||29.11%||21.50%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares First Colombia Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Colombia Gold||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||$915.91 million||10.26||$273.94 million||$1.36||32.89|
Kirkland Lake Gold has higher revenue and earnings than First Colombia Gold.
Kirkland Lake Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. First Colombia Gold does not pay a dividend. Kirkland Lake Gold pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
51.5% of Kirkland Lake Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of First Colombia Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Kirkland Lake Gold beats First Colombia Gold on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About First Colombia Gold
First Colombia Gold Corp. engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties. The company operates through Energy and Mining divisions. It holds interests in 96 oil wells with a gross acreage of 4,302 acres in the counties of Cumberland, Monroe, Overton, and Clinton. The company is also involved in the precious minerals exploration business. It owns 2 unpatented mining claims in the Skip Silver prospect covering an area of approximately 40 acres in central Montana. The company was formerly known as Amazon Goldsands Ltd. and changed its name to First Colombia Gold Corp. in November 2010. First Colombia Gold Corp. was founded in 1997 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Kirkland Lake Gold
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties. It owns and operates four underground gold mines, including the Macassa, Holt, and Taylor mines located in northeastern Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine located in Victoria, Australia, as well as three milling facilities in Canada and Australia. The company was formerly known as Newmarket Gold Inc. and changed its name to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. in December 2016. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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