Contrasting Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SAND) and Theta Gold Mines (OTCMKTS:TGMGF)

Theta Gold Mines (OTCMKTS:TGMGFGet Rating) and Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SANDGet Rating) 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 earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Theta Gold Mines and Sandstorm Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Theta Gold Mines 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sandstorm Gold 0 1 8 0 2.89

Sandstorm Gold has a consensus target price of $11.08, indicating a potential upside of 77.90%. Given Sandstorm Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sandstorm Gold is more favorable than Theta Gold Mines.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Theta Gold Mines and Sandstorm Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Theta Gold Mines N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sandstorm Gold $71.72 million 17.87 $27.62 million $0.32 19.47

Sandstorm Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Theta Gold Mines.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.2% of Sandstorm Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Theta Gold Mines has a beta of -1.34, meaning that its share price is 234% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sandstorm Gold has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Theta Gold Mines and Sandstorm Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Theta Gold Mines N/A N/A N/A
Sandstorm Gold 48.82% 5.75% 5.47%


Sandstorm Gold beats Theta Gold Mines on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Theta Gold Mines

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Theta Gold Mines Limited operates as a gold exploration and development company in South Africa. Its principal property is the Theta project located near the town of Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga Province. The company was formerly known as Stonewall Resources Limited and changed its name to Theta Gold Mines Limited in December 2018. Theta Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

About Sandstorm Gold

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Sandstorm Gold Ltd. operates as a gold royalty company. The company focuses on acquiring royalties and gold and other metals purchase agreements (streams) from companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. It offers upfront payments for companies to acquire a stream or royalty and receives the right to purchase a percentage of a mine's production for the life of the mine at a fixed price per unit or at a fixed percentage of the spot price. The company has a portfolio of 230 streams and royalties. It primarily has operations in Canada, Mexico, the United States, Mongolia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Cote D'Ivoire, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guyana, Paraguay, French Guiana, Turkey, Sweden, Fiji, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Sandstorm Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in February 2011. Sandstorm Gold Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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