Austin Gold (NYSE:AUST – Get Free Report) and Loncor Gold (OTCMKTS:LONCF – Get Free Report) 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 analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Austin Gold and Loncor Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Earnings Per Share
Loncor Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Austin Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Austin Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.7% of Austin Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of Loncor Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Austin Gold and Loncor Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Strong Buy Ratings
Austin Gold presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 212.96%. Given Austin Gold’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Austin Gold is more favorable than Loncor Gold.
This table compares Austin Gold and Loncor Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Return on Equity
|Return on Assets
Austin Gold beats Loncor Gold on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Austin Gold
Austin Gold Corp., a gold exploration company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and evaluation of mineral property interests in Nevada. The company holds interest in Kelly Creek Project located in the Kelly Creek Basin, in southeastern Humboldt County, Nevada; Fourmile Basin Project that comprises various unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 6410 acres located in Nye County; the Lone Mountain Project consisting of various unpatented lode mining and patented mining claims located near Lone Mountain in Elko County; and the Miller Project consisting various unpatented lode mining claims located in Elko County in Nevada. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
About Loncor Gold
Loncor Gold Inc., a gold exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal projects in the Ngayu greenstone belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It explores for gold and platinum deposits. The company holds 84.68% interest in the Adumbi project, which consist of two mining licenses covering an area of 361 square kilometers located within the Archaean Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the Ituri and Haut Uele provinces in northeastern Congo. It also holds 100% interest in the Isiro properties that consist of 11 exploration permits covering an area of 1,884 square kilometers situated in the province of Haut Uele, in northeastern Congo. In addition, Loncor Gold Inc. owns interest in North Kivu, Ngayu, Devon, Navarro, Makapela, and Yindi projects. The company was formerly known as Loncor Resources Inc. and changed its name to Loncor Gold Inc. in June 2021. Loncor Gold Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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