Timberline Resources (OTCMKTS:TLRS) and Corvus Gold (OTCMKTS:CORVF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Timberline Resources and Corvus Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Timberline Resources and Corvus Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Timberline Resources||N/A||N/A||-$5.05 million||N/A||N/A|
|Corvus Gold||N/A||N/A||-$8.21 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
17.7% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Timberline Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Corvus Gold shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Timberline Resources and Corvus Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Corvus Gold has a consensus price target of $5.80, indicating a potential upside of 307.90%. Given Corvus Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Corvus Gold is more favorable than Timberline Resources.
Volatility and Risk
Timberline Resources has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corvus Gold has a beta of -0.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Timberline Resources beats Corvus Gold on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Timberline Resources Company Profile
Timberline Resources Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. It holds interests in the Eureka property covering an area of approximately 16,000 acres located in the southern part of the Eureka mining district of Eureka county, Nevada; the Elder Creek property covering approximately 9,600 acres located in northern Nevada; and the ICBM (Paiute) Project consisting of approximately 1,346 acres located in the Battle Mountain Mining District, Lander and Humboldt Counties, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Silver Crystal Mines, Inc. and changed its name to Timberline Resources Corporation in February 2004. Timberline Resources Corporation was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Corvus Gold Company Profile
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.
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