Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAU) versus American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN) Critical Survey

Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAUGet Rating) and American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVNGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Centerra Gold and American International Ventures, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centerra Gold 0 2 2 0 2.50
American International Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A

Centerra Gold currently has a consensus price target of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 71.30%.

Risk and Volatility

Centerra Gold has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American International Ventures has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Centerra Gold and American International Ventures’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centerra Gold $900.14 million 1.32 -$381.77 million $1.07 5.05
American International Ventures N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

American International Ventures has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Centerra Gold.


This table compares Centerra Gold and American International Ventures’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centerra Gold 36.71% 1.92% 1.52%
American International Ventures N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.8% of Centerra Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Centerra Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Centerra Gold beats American International Ventures on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centerra Gold

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Centerra Gold Inc., a gold mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold and copper properties in North America, Turkey, and internationally. The company explores for gold, copper, and molybdenum deposits. Its flagship projects include the 100% owned Mount Milligan gold-copper mine located in British Columbia, Canada; and the Öksüt Gold Mine located in Turkey. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About American International Ventures

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American International Ventures, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and extraction of precious metals, gold, and silver properties located in the Baja California, Mexico. Its flagship mining property is the Mother Lode property located in Baja California, Mexico. The company was formerly known as American Global Enterprises, Inc. and it changed its name to American International Ventures, Inc. in December 2000. American International Ventures, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Lithia, Florida.

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