Critical Contrast: Osisko gold royalties (OR) & New Jersey Mining (NJMC)

Osisko gold royalties (NYSE:OR) and New Jersey Mining (OTCMKTS:NJMC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Osisko gold royalties and New Jersey Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Osisko gold royalties 0 3 4 0 2.57
New Jersey Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Osisko gold royalties presently has a consensus target price of $17.17, suggesting a potential upside of 67.48%. Given Osisko gold royalties’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Osisko gold royalties is more favorable than New Jersey Mining.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Osisko gold royalties and New Jersey Mining’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Osisko gold royalties $378.44 million 4.20 -$81.46 million $0.15 68.33
New Jersey Mining $3.63 million 4.58 $830,000.00 N/A N/A

New Jersey Mining has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Osisko gold royalties.

Dividends

Osisko gold royalties pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. New Jersey Mining does not pay a dividend. Osisko gold royalties 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. Osisko gold royalties has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Osisko gold royalties has a beta of -0.17, indicating that its stock price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Jersey Mining has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Osisko gold royalties and New Jersey Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Osisko gold royalties -28.58% 1.55% 1.21%
New Jersey Mining 22.75% 8.82% 7.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.5% of Osisko gold royalties shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of New Jersey Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

New Jersey Mining beats Osisko gold royalties on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Osisko gold royalties

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd acquires and manages precious metal and other royalties, streams, and similar interests in Canada and internationally. Its assets include the 5% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Canadian Malartic mine; the 2.0% to 3.5% NSR royalty on the Eleonore mine; a 9.6% diamond stream on the Renard diamond mine; a 4% gold and silver stream on the Brucejack gold; a 3% NSR royalty on the Seabee gold operations located in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the 1.38% to 2.55% NSR royalty on the Island Gold mine. The company also has a 100% silver stream on the Mantos Blancos copper mine in Chile. It holds a portfolio of approximately 136 royalties, streams, and precious metal offtakes in North America; and owns rights to participate in future royalty/stream financings on various projects primarily in Canada. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

About New Jersey Mining

New Jersey Mining Company explores for, develops, and extracts gold, silver, and base metal resources in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Mining District of North Idaho and Western Montana. It holds 100% interest in the Golden Chest that consists of 25 patented mining claims covering 280 acres and 70 unpatented claims mine covering 990 acres located in Murray, Idaho; and 50% interest in the Butte Highlands mine covering an area of approximately 1,310 acres comprising 11 patented claims, 65 unpatented lode mining claims, and 20 unpatented mill-site claims located in Butte, Montana. The company also holds interest in the New Jersey Mine, which include 102 acres of private land with surface and mineral rights, 108 acres of private land with mineral rights, 40 acres of private land with surface rights, and approximately 130 acres of unpatented mining claims located in Kellogg, Idaho; Toboggan project that comprise 106 unpatented mining claims located ion Murray, Idaho; McKinley property covering an area of approximately 4,368 acres located in the Simpson Mining District, central Idaho; and Eastern Star Project, which consists of 11 patented lode mining claims located in Elk City, central Idaho. In addition, it holds interest in the Four Square Mine that comprise 334 acres of mining claims located in Murray, Idaho. New Jersey Mining Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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