American Lithium (NASDAQ:AMLI – Get Free Report) and Avino Silver & Gold Mines (NYSE:ASM – Get Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares American Lithium and Avino Silver & Gold Mines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Avino Silver & Gold Mines||2.22%||5.60%||4.62%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares American Lithium and Avino Silver & Gold Mines’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Lithium||N/A||N/A||-$27.17 million||($0.14)||-10.36|
|Avino Silver & Gold Mines||$44.19 million||1.61||$3.10 million||$0.01||59.56|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for American Lithium and Avino Silver & Gold Mines, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Avino Silver & Gold Mines||0||0||1||0||3.00|
American Lithium currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 244.83%. Avino Silver & Gold Mines has a consensus price target of $1.70, indicating a potential upside of 185.71%. Given American Lithium’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe American Lithium is more favorable than Avino Silver & Gold Mines.
Risk and Volatility
American Lithium has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avino Silver & Gold Mines has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.5% of American Lithium shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Avino Silver & Gold Mines shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Avino Silver & Gold Mines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Avino Silver & Gold Mines beats American Lithium on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About American Lithium
American Lithium Corp., an exploration and development stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of resource properties in the United States. It principally focuses on the TLC Lithium Project located in the town of Tonopah, Nevada; and the Falchani Lithium project and the Macusani Uranium project located in Puno, Peru. The company was formerly known as Menika Mining Ltd. and changed its name to American Lithium Corp. in April 2016. American Lithium Corp. was incorporated in 1974 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
About Avino Silver & Gold Mines
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and advancement of mineral properties in Canada. It primarily explores for silver, gold, and copper deposits. The company owns interests in 42 mineral claims and four leased mineral claims, including Avino mine area property comprising four exploration concessions covering 154.4 hectares, 24 exploitation concessions covering 1,284.7 hectares, and one leased exploitation concession covering 98.83 hectares; Gomez Palacio property consists of nine exploration concessions covering 2,549 hectares; Santiago Papasquiaro property comprises four exploration concessions covering 2,552.6 hectares and one exploitation concession covering 602.9 hectares; and Unification La Platosa properties, which include three leased concessions located in the state of Durango, Mexico. It also owns 100% interests in the Minto and Olympic-Kelvin properties located in British Columbia, Canada; and 14 quartz leases in Eagle property located in the Mayo Mining Division of Yukon, Canada. In addition, the company acquires the La Preciosa property comprises 15 exploration concessions covering an area of 6,011 hectares located in Durango, Mexico. Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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