Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC) and Alio Gold (NYSE:ALO) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kinross Gold Corporation and Alio Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold Corporation 1 5 5 1 2.50
Alio Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kinross Gold Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $5.01, suggesting a potential upside of 19.83%. Given Kinross Gold Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kinross Gold Corporation is more favorable than Alio Gold.

Profitability

This table compares Kinross Gold Corporation and Alio Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold Corporation 1.54% 3.63% 1.95%
Alio Gold N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kinross Gold Corporation and Alio Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold Corporation $3.49 billion 1.49 $1.01 billion $0.05 83.62
Alio Gold $127.57 million 1.07 $46.66 million N/A N/A

Kinross Gold Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Alio Gold.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of Kinross Gold Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kinross Gold Corporation beats Alio Gold on 12 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.

About Alio Gold

Alio Gold Inc, formerly Timmins Gold Corp, is a Canada-based gold producer engaged in the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of resource properties in Mexico through its subsidiaries, Timmins Goldcorp Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Molimentales del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. (MdN). MdN owns the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico. MdN also owns the Caballo Blanco Property, an exploration and evaluation asset in Veracruz, Mexico. The Mine and the La Chicharra pit are collectively known as the Gold Property. The Company also holds the Ana Paula gold project, which is an advanced stage development project in the Guerrero Gold Belt. The Guerrero Gold Belt project consists of over two claims totaling approximately 4,200 hectares at the north-west end of the Guerrero Gold Belt, with approximately 38,000 additional hectares in the surrounding area. Ana Paula is located in the north central part of the State of Guerrero in southern Mexico, 180 kilometers from Mexico City.

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