Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE: EGO) and Klondex Mines (NASDAQ:KLDX) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eldorado Gold Corporation and Klondex Mines’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eldorado Gold Corporation $425.59 million 2.49 $143.89 million $0.01 148.15
Klondex Mines $240.24 million 2.33 $51.03 million N/A N/A

Eldorado Gold Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Klondex Mines.

Profitability

This table compares Eldorado Gold Corporation and Klondex Mines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eldorado Gold Corporation 1.00% 1.41% 1.04%
Klondex Mines N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Eldorado Gold Corporation and Klondex Mines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eldorado Gold Corporation 2 6 0 0 1.75
Klondex Mines 0 0 3 0 3.00

Eldorado Gold Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $3.65, suggesting a potential upside of 146.62%. Klondex Mines has a consensus target price of $5.75, suggesting a potential upside of 82.54%. Given Eldorado Gold Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Eldorado Gold Corporation is more favorable than Klondex Mines.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.5% of Eldorado Gold Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Eldorado Gold Corporation beats Klondex Mines on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eldorado Gold Corporation Company Profile

Eldorado Gold Corporation (Eldorado) is a gold exploration, development and mining company. The Company’s geographical segments include Turkey, Brazil, Greece, Romania and Other. The Turkey segment includes the Kisladag and the Efemcukuru mines and exploration activities in Turkey. The Brazil segment includes the Vila Nova mine, Tocantinzinho project and exploration activities in Brazil. The Greece segment includes the Stratoni mine, the Olympias, Skouries, Perama Hill and Sapes projects, and exploration activities in Greece. The Romania segment includes the Certej project and exploration activities in Romania. Other segment includes operations of the Company’s corporate office and exploration activities in other countries. The Company has operations and ongoing exploration and development projects in Turkey, Greece, Brazil and Romania. Its Operating gold mines include Kisladag in Turkey, and Efemcukuru in Turkey.

Klondex Mines Company Profile

Klondex Mines Ltd is a Canada-based gold and silver mining company. The Company focuses on exploration, development and production of over two gold and silver projects in north central Nevada, being the Fire Creek mine located in Lander County, Nevada, the Midas mine and ore milling facility located in Nevada. Its segments include Fire Creek, Midas, True North, and Corporate and other. Its over 1,000 tons per day milling facility processes mineralized materials from the Midas Mine and the Fire Creek Mine. The Midas Mine is a gold-silver vein deposit located a mile from the town of Midas, Nevada. It also owns an underground mine project located in Manitoba, Canada, which includes the Rice Lake Mine and Mill complex, and early-stage exploration properties located in the State of Nevada, the United States, and Manitoba and Ontario, Canada. The Company’s milling and processing facilities are located at Midas process ore from both Midas and Fire Creek in the State of Nevada.

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