Analyzing AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) and Osisko Mining (OTCMKTS:OBNNF)

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AUGet Free Report) and Osisko Mining (OTCMKTS:OBNNFGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.


This table compares AngloGold Ashanti and Osisko Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AngloGold Ashanti N/A N/A N/A
Osisko Mining N/A -1.35% -1.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AngloGold Ashanti and Osisko Mining, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AngloGold Ashanti 1 4 2 0 2.14
Osisko Mining 0 0 1 0 3.00

AngloGold Ashanti currently has a consensus price target of $22.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.35%. Osisko Mining has a consensus price target of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 70.73%. Given Osisko Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Osisko Mining is more favorable than AngloGold Ashanti.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AngloGold Ashanti and Osisko Mining’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AngloGold Ashanti $4.50 billion 2.06 $297.00 million N/A N/A
Osisko Mining N/A N/A $165.47 million $0.42 4.88

AngloGold Ashanti has higher revenue and earnings than Osisko Mining.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.1% of AngloGold Ashanti shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


AngloGold Ashanti beats Osisko Mining on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AngloGold Ashanti

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AngloGold Ashanti plc operates as a gold mining company in Africa, the Americas, and Australia. The company primarily explores for gold, as well as produces silver and sulphuric acid as by-products. Its flagship property is a 100% owned Geita project located in the Lake Victoria goldfields of the Mwanza region in north-western Tanzania. The company also owns 100% interest in the Iduapriem mine which covers 137 square kilometers located in the western region of Ghana; Obuasi project located in Ghana; AGA Mineração in Brazil; Serra Grande located in central Brazil in the state of Goiás; Greenfield Projects in the Beatty district in Nevada; and Sunrise Dam in Australia. It also holds 92.5% interest in the Cerro Vanguardia project situated in Argentina; 70% interest in the Tropicana property in Australia; and 85% interest in the Siguiri project in Guinea. The company also explores for silver and sulphuric acid. AngloGold Ashanti plc was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

About Osisko Mining

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Osisko Mining Inc., a mineral exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold resource properties in Canada. Its flagship project is its 100% interest in the Windfall Lake property that consists of 286 mining claims covering an area of approximately 12,523 hectares located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec. It also holds 100% interest in the Quévillon Osborne-Bell property, which includes the Osborne-Bell Gold deposit, comprising 2,621 claims covering an area of approximately 140,207 hectares located in the Lebel-sur-Quévillon area of Québec; and holds 100% interest in the Urban-Barry property that consists of 1372 individual claims covering an area of approximately 74,135 hectares located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec. The company was formerly known as Oban Mining Corporation and changed its name to Osisko Mining Inc. in June 2016. Osisko Mining Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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