Head-To-Head Comparison: Alderon Iron Ore (AXXDF) & Centamin (CELTF)

Alderon Iron Ore (OTCMKTS:AXXDF) and Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) 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 profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Alderon Iron Ore and Centamin, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alderon Iron Ore 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centamin 0 1 0 0 2.00

Centamin has a consensus target price of $106.00, indicating a potential upside of 9,179.52%. Given Centamin’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Centamin is more favorable than Alderon Iron Ore.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alderon Iron Ore and Centamin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alderon Iron Ore N/A N/A -$74.90 million N/A N/A
Centamin $603.25 million 2.19 $74.85 million $0.06 19.04

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Alderon Iron Ore.

Volatility and Risk

Alderon Iron Ore has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centamin has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Centamin shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Alderon Iron Ore and Centamin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alderon Iron Ore N/A -4.86% -3.74%
Centamin 13.57% 6.16% 5.91%


Centamin beats Alderon Iron Ore on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alderon Iron Ore

Alderon Iron Ore Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. Its principal asset is the Kami iron ore project that comprises 283 claim units covering an area of 7,075 hectares located in Western Labrador, Canada. The company was formerly known as Alderon Resource Corp. and changed its name to Alderon Iron Ore Corp. in September 2011. Alderon Iron Ore Corp. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Centamin

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

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