Osisko gold royalties (NYSE:OR) and American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.0% of Osisko gold royalties shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Osisko gold royalties has a beta of -0.03, meaning that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American International Ventures has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Osisko gold royalties pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. American International Ventures does not pay a dividend. Osisko gold royalties pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Osisko gold royalties has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Osisko gold royalties 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
Osisko gold royalties $378.44 million 4.75 -$81.46 million $0.15 83.73
American International Ventures $40,000.00 37.26 -$580,000.00 N/A N/A

American International Ventures has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Osisko gold royalties.

Profitability

This table compares Osisko gold royalties and American International Ventures’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Osisko gold royalties -30.81% 1.89% 1.47%
American International Ventures N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Osisko gold royalties and American International Ventures, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Osisko gold royalties 0 3 4 0 2.57
American International Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A

Osisko gold royalties presently has a consensus target price of $17.67, indicating a potential upside of 40.66%. Given Osisko gold royalties’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Osisko gold royalties is more favorable than American International Ventures.

Summary

Osisko gold royalties beats American International Ventures on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Osisko gold royalties Company Profile

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd acquires and manages precious metal and other royalties, streams, and similar interests in Canada and internationally. Its assets include the 5% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Canadian Malartic mine; the 2.0% to 3.5% NSR royalty on the Eleonore mine; a 9.6% diamond stream on the Renard diamond mine; a 4% gold and silver stream on the Brucejack gold; a 3% NSR royalty on the Seabee gold operations located in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the 1.38% to 2.55% NSR royalty on the Island Gold mine. The company also has a 100% silver stream on the Mantos Blancos copper mine in Chile. It holds a portfolio of approximately 136 royalties, streams, and precious metal offtakes in North America; and owns rights to participate in future royalty/stream financings on various projects primarily in Canada. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

American International Ventures Company Profile

American International Ventures, Inc., through its subsidiary, AIVN de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., engages in the exploration and extraction of 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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