Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAU – Get Rating) and American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN – Get 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.
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|
|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
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|
|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
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
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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