Alamos Gold (NYSE: AGI) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.


This table compares Alamos Gold and Goldcorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alamos Gold -2.61% 0.44% 0.33%
Goldcorp 13.22% 3.43% 2.15%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Alamos Gold and Goldcorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alamos Gold 0 2 1 0 2.33
Goldcorp 0 9 8 0 2.47

Alamos Gold presently has a consensus price target of $10.67, suggesting a potential upside of 55.49%. Goldcorp has a consensus price target of $16.66, suggesting a potential upside of 25.63%. Given Alamos Gold’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Alamos Gold is more favorable than Goldcorp.


Alamos Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Goldcorp pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Alamos Gold pays out -40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Goldcorp pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Goldcorp has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Goldcorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility and Risk

Alamos Gold has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Goldcorp has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alamos Gold and Goldcorp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alamos Gold $510.10 million 4.04 $153.90 million ($0.05) -137.17
Goldcorp $3.52 billion 3.30 $1.33 billion $0.55 24.11

Goldcorp has higher revenue and earnings than Alamos Gold. Alamos Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Goldcorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.3% of Alamos Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of Goldcorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Goldcorp beats Alamos Gold on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alamos Gold

Alamos Gold Inc. is a Canada-based mid-tier gold producer. The Company owns and operates the Mulatos Mine, as well as the Esperanza, Agi Dagi, Kirazli and Camyurt gold development projects. The Mulatos mine is located within the 30,536 hectares Salamandra group of concessions in the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico. The Esperanza Gold Project is a development stage asset located in south-central Mexico in the state of Morelos. Agi Dagi and Kirazli gold development projects are located in Canakkale Province on the Biga Peninsula of northwestern Turkey. The Camyurt project is located near southeast of Canakkale, Turkey. In addition, the Company owns a 100% interest in the Quartz Mountain Property, which is located on the northern extension of the prolific Basin and Range Province of Nevada in Oregon.

About Goldcorp

Goldcorp Inc. is a gold producer engaged in the operation, exploration, development and acquisition of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. The Company is engaged in the sale of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. The Company’s segments include Red Lake Gold Mines Ontario Partnership (Red Lake), Goldcorp Canada Ltd./Goldcorp Inc. (Porcupine), Musselwhite, Les Mines Opinaca Ltee (Eleonore), Minera Penasquito S.A. de C.V. and Camino Rojo S.A. de C.V. (Penasquito), Desarrollos Mineros San Luis S.A. de C.V. (Los Filos), Montana Exploradora de Guatemala S.A. (Marlin), Oroplata S.A. (Cerro Negro), Corredor SpA (Project Corridor), Minera Alumbrera Limited (Alumbrera), El Morro and Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (Pueblo Viejo). The Company’s principal product is gold dore with the refined gold bullion sold primarily in the London spot market.

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