Timberline Resources (OTCMKTS:TLRS) and Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Timberline Resources and Alamos Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Timberline Resources||N/A||N/A||-$5.05 million||N/A||N/A|
|Alamos Gold||$651.80 million||3.14||-$72.60 million||$0.05||105.00|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
57.1% of Alamos Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Timberline Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Alamos Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Timberline Resources does not pay a dividend. Alamos Gold pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Timberline Resources and Alamos Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Alamos Gold has a consensus price target of $6.62, suggesting a potential upside of 26.06%. Given Alamos Gold’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alamos Gold is more favorable than Timberline Resources.
This table compares Timberline Resources and Alamos Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Timberline Resources has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alamos Gold has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Alamos Gold beats Timberline Resources on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Timberline Resources
Timberline Resources Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. It holds interests in the Eureka property covering an area of approximately 16,000 acres located in the southern part of the Eureka mining district of Eureka county, Nevada; the Elder Creek property covering approximately 9,600 acres located in northern Nevada; and the ICBM (Paiute) Project consisting of approximately 1,346 acres located in the Battle Mountain Mining District, Lander and Humboldt Counties, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Silver Crystal Mines, Inc. and changed its name to Timberline Resources Corporation in February 2004. Timberline Resources Corporation was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
About Alamos Gold
Alamos Gold Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and extraction of gold deposits in North America. It also explores for silver and precious metals. The company's flagship project is the Young-Davidson mine, which includes contiguous mineral leases and claims totaling 11,000 acres located in Northern Ontario, Canada. It also holds interests in a portfolio of development stage projects in Turkey, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The company was formerly known as AuRico Gold Inc. and changed its name to Alamos Gold Inc. in July 2015. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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