Klondex Mines (NASDAQ: KLDX) and AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
32.8% of AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Klondex Mines does not pay a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Klondex Mines and AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Klondex Mines||$240.24 million||2.67||$51.03 million||N/A||N/A|
|AngloGold Ashanti Limited||$4.16 billion||0.92||$1.26 billion||N/A||N/A|
AngloGold Ashanti Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Klondex Mines.
This table compares Klondex Mines and AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AngloGold Ashanti Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Klondex Mines and AngloGold Ashanti Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AngloGold Ashanti Limited||1||4||2||0||2.14|
Klondex Mines currently has a consensus target price of $6.25, indicating a potential upside of 73.13%. AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a consensus target price of $12.43, indicating a potential upside of 33.37%. Given Klondex Mines’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Klondex Mines is more favorable than AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited beats Klondex Mines on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
Klondex Mines Company Profile
Klondex Mines Ltd is a Canada-based gold and silver mining company. The Company focuses on exploration, development and production of over two gold and silver projects in north central Nevada, being the Fire Creek mine located in Lander County, Nevada, the Midas mine and ore milling facility located in Nevada. Its segments include Fire Creek, Midas, True North, and Corporate and other. Its over 1,000 tons per day milling facility processes mineralized materials from the Midas Mine and the Fire Creek Mine. The Midas Mine is a gold-silver vein deposit located a mile from the town of Midas, Nevada. It also owns an underground mine project located in Manitoba, Canada, which includes the Rice Lake Mine and Mill complex, and early-stage exploration properties located in the State of Nevada, the United States, and Manitoba and Ontario, Canada. The Company’s milling and processing facilities are located at Midas process ore from both Midas and Fire Creek in the State of Nevada.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited Company Profile
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products. The Company operates through four segments: South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and Americas. Its South African operations comprise over four mines and surface production facilities, which include the Vaal River operations, including Kopanang and Moab Khotsong; The West Wits operations, including Mponeng and TauTona, and surface operations. It has operations in Continental Africa in locations, including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanzania. The Australasia segment includes the operations in Australia. It consists of Sunrise Dam and Tropicana. The Americas segment includes the operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
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