Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) and Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Kirkland Lake Gold and Mexus Gold US, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||0||6||3||0||2.33|
|Mexus Gold US||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Kirkland Lake Gold presently has a consensus target price of $44.80, indicating a potential upside of 41.01%. Given Kirkland Lake Gold’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kirkland Lake Gold is more favorable than Mexus Gold US.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Kirkland Lake Gold and Mexus Gold US’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||$915.91 million||7.28||$273.94 million||$1.36||23.36|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||N/A||-$3.90 million||N/A||N/A|
Kirkland Lake Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Mexus Gold US.
This table compares Kirkland Lake Gold and Mexus Gold US’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kirkland Lake Gold||30.32%||23.51%||17.91%|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||-1,460.06%||-202.29%|
Kirkland Lake Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Mexus Gold US does not pay a dividend. Kirkland Lake Gold pays out 8.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
45.6% of Kirkland Lake Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of Mexus Gold US shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Kirkland Lake Gold has a beta of -0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 137% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mexus Gold US has a beta of 2.82, suggesting that its stock price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Kirkland Lake Gold beats Mexus Gold US on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kirkland Lake Gold Company Profile
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties. It owns and operates four underground gold mines, including the Macassa, Holt, and Taylor mines located in northeastern Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine located in Victoria, Australia, as well as three milling facilities in Canada and Australia. The company was formerly known as Newmarket Gold Inc. and changed its name to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. in December 2016. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Mexus Gold US Company Profile
Mexus Gold US, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold, silver, copper, and other precious metal projects in the State of Sonora, Mexico and the Western United States. The company holds interests in the Santa Elena prospect comprising 7 concessions covering an area of 898.028 hectares located to the northwest of the city of Caborca, Sonora State. It also holds interest in the Ures property covering 6900 acres located to the North of Hermosillo, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Action Fashions, Ltd. and changed its name to Mexus Gold US in September 2009. Mexus Gold US was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.
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