Gold Reserve (OTCMKTS:GDRZF) and Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Gold Reserve and Corvus Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gold Reserve||$51.57 million||3.33||$41.86 million||N/A||N/A|
|Corvus Gold||N/A||N/A||-$7.31 million||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gold Reserve and Corvus Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Gold Reserve and Corvus Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Gold Reserve pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 42.2%. Corvus Gold does not pay a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
Gold Reserve has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corvus Gold has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
19.6% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of Gold Reserve shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Gold Reserve beats Corvus Gold on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gold Reserve Company Profile
Gold Reserve Inc., an exploration stage company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The company primarily focuses on the Siembra Minera Project, an open pit gold-copper mining project located in Bolivar, Venezuela. It also has an interest in the LMS Gold Project in Alaska. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Spokane, Washington.
Corvus Gold Company Profile
Corvus Gold Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties primarily in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the North Bullfrog Project, a gold-silver mining project that consists of patented and unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 7,223 hectares located in northwestern Nye County, Nevada. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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