Theta Gold Mines (OTCMKTS:TGMGF – Get Rating) and Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SAND – Get 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.
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 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
|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 beats Theta Gold Mines on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Theta Gold Mines
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
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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