Comparing Osisko gold royalties (OR) and Endeavour Silver (EXK)

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Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) and Osisko gold royalties (NYSE:OR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.


Osisko gold royalties pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Endeavour Silver does not pay a dividend. Osisko gold royalties pays out 107.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Endeavour Silver and Osisko gold royalties, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endeavour Silver 0 2 2 0 2.50
Osisko gold royalties 0 0 3 0 3.00

Endeavour Silver presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 92.31%. Osisko gold royalties has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 111.19%. Given Osisko gold royalties’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Osisko gold royalties is more favorable than Endeavour Silver.


This table compares Endeavour Silver and Osisko gold royalties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endeavour Silver 3.87% 4.12% 3.33%
Osisko gold royalties -13.84% 1.44% 1.14%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Endeavour Silver and Osisko gold royalties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endeavour Silver $150.50 million 2.64 $9.68 million $0.08 39.00
Osisko gold royalties $164.41 million 9.00 -$32.78 million $0.14 67.64

Endeavour Silver has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Osisko gold royalties. Endeavour Silver is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Osisko gold royalties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Endeavour Silver has a beta of -0.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Osisko gold royalties has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.5% of Endeavour Silver shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.4% of Osisko gold royalties shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Osisko gold royalties beats Endeavour Silver on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier precious metals mining company, engages in the mining, evaluation, acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver in Mexico and Chile. The company also explores for gold deposits. It owns interests in the Guanaceví mine located in the Guanaceví district, Durango, Mexico; and the Bolañitos and El Cubo silver-gold mines located in the northern parts of the Guanajuato and La Luz silver districts in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company also has interests in various exploration and development projects, including the Terronera property in Jalisco state; the El Compas property in Zacatecas State; and the Parral property located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. In addition, it holds interests in the Guadalupe y Calvo property located in Chihuahua State; and the Lourdes located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Osisko gold royalties

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 and silver mine; and a silver stream on the Gibraltar mine, all located in Canada. The company also has a 100% silver stream on the Mantos Blancos copper mine in Chile. It holds a portfolio of approximately 130 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.

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