Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) vs. Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAU) Head to Head Analysis

Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAUGet Rating) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXKGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Centerra Gold and Endeavour Silver’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centerra Gold $900.14 million 3.13 -$381.77 million ($1.30) -7.30
Endeavour Silver $165.32 million 4.83 $13.95 million $0.08 55.51

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

36.1% of Centerra Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.8% of Endeavour Silver shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Centerra Gold and Endeavour Silver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centerra Gold -35.49% 10.00% 7.69%
Endeavour Silver 8.44% -3.78% -3.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Centerra Gold and Endeavour Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centerra Gold 0 5 4 0 2.44
Endeavour Silver 0 4 2 0 2.33

Centerra Gold currently has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 31.72%. Endeavour Silver has a consensus target price of $7.19, indicating a potential upside of 61.84%. Given Endeavour Silver’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than Centerra Gold.

Summary

Centerra Gold beats Endeavour Silver on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centerra Gold (Get Rating)

Centerra Gold Inc., a gold mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold and copper properties in North America, Asia, and internationally. Its principal projects include the 100% owned the Mount Milligan gold-copper mine located in British Columbia, Canada; and the Ã-ksüt Gold Mine located in Turkey. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Endeavour Silver (Get Rating)

Endeavour Silver Corp., a silver mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of mineral properties in Mexico and Chile. The company explores for gold and silver deposits, and precious metals. The company operates two producing silver-gold mines in Mexico, such as the Guanaceví mine in Durango; and the Bolañitos mine in Guanajuato. It is also advancing two exploration and development projects in Mexico, including the Terronera property in Jalisco; and the Parral properties in Chihuahua. In addition, the company holds interests in three exploration projects in northern Chile comprising the Aida silver project, the Paloma gold project, and the Cerro Marquez copper-molybdenum gold project. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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