Comparing Corvus Gold (CORVF) & Sibanye Gold (SBGL)

Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) and Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Corvus Gold has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sibanye Gold has a beta of -0.24, meaning that its stock price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Corvus Gold and Sibanye Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corvus Gold 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sibanye Gold 2 0 1 0 1.67

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Corvus Gold and Sibanye Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corvus Gold N/A N/A -$7.31 million N/A N/A
Sibanye Gold $3.45 billion 0.20 -$334.13 million ($0.04) -69.75

Corvus Gold has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sibanye Gold.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.5% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of Sibanye Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Sibanye Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Corvus Gold and Sibanye Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corvus Gold N/A -106.84% -99.78%
Sibanye Gold N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Corvus Gold beats Sibanye Gold on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corvus Gold

Corvus Gold Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties primarily in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the North Bullfrog Project, a gold-silver mining project that consists of patented and unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 7,223 hectares located in northwestern Nye County, Nevada. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Sibanye Gold

Sibanye Gold Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. The company operates through PGM; and Gold and Uranium divisions. It owns and operates gold, and platinum group metals (PGM), including platinum, palladium, and rhodium operations and projects, as well as produces by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome. The company owns and operates four underground and surface gold operations in the West Witwatersrand region and the southern Free State province of South Africa; and underground and surface PGM operations in the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe, and Montana in the United States. It also owns and manages extraction and processing facilities to produce gold doré; recycles PGMs from catalytic materials and other industrial sources; and operates a smelter and base metal refinery. Sibanye Gold Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Westonaria, South Africa.

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