Mexus Gold US (OTCMKTS:MXSG) and Seabridge Gold (NYSE:SA) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Mexus Gold US and Seabridge Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mexus Gold US||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Seabridge Gold has a consensus price target of $25.30, indicating a potential upside of 90.37%. Given Seabridge Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Seabridge Gold is more favorable than Mexus Gold US.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Mexus Gold US and Seabridge Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||N/A||-$2.27 million||N/A||N/A|
|Seabridge Gold||N/A||N/A||-$15.38 million||($0.26)||-51.12|
Volatility and Risk
Mexus Gold US has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seabridge Gold has a beta of -0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.9% of Seabridge Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Mexus Gold US shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of Seabridge Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Mexus Gold US and Seabridge Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mexus Gold US||N/A||-50,511.09%||-235.13%|
Seabridge Gold beats Mexus Gold US on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mexus Gold US
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.
About Seabridge Gold
Seabridge Gold Inc., a development stage company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition and exploration of gold properties located in North America. The company also explores for copper and silver ores. It holds a 100% interest in various North American gold resource projects. The company's principal assets are the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell and Iskut properties located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, as well as the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The company was formerly known as Seabridge Resources Inc. and changed its name to Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2002. Seabridge Gold Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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