Gold Resource (NASDAQ: GORO) and MAG Silver Corp (NYSE:MAG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gold Resource and MAG Silver Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gold Resource 0 0 0 0 N/A
MAG Silver Corp 0 1 5 2 3.13

MAG Silver Corp has a consensus price target of $15.33, suggesting a potential upside of 19.70%. Given MAG Silver Corp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MAG Silver Corp is more favorable than Gold Resource.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gold Resource and MAG Silver Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gold Resource $85.35 million 2.31 $20.77 million N/A N/A
MAG Silver Corp N/A N/A -$6.89 million N/A N/A

Gold Resource has higher revenue and earnings than MAG Silver Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Gold Resource and MAG Silver Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gold Resource 17.98% 16.01% 14.43%
MAG Silver Corp N/A -0.71% -0.71%

Summary

Gold Resource beats MAG Silver Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gold Resource Company Profile

Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company. The Company is a producer of metal concentrates that contain gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, and dore containing gold and silver at the Aguila Project within its Oaxaca Mining Unit located in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Company has two units in North America, the Oaxaca Mining Unit and the Nevada Mining Unit. The Company’s mineral properties are classified into two categories, such as Operating Properties and Exploration Properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had interest in nine properties, where over six of its properties, including one Operating Property and five Exploration Properties, are within its Oaxaca Mining Unit, which is located in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also had three Exploration Properties within its Nevada Mining Unit located in south central Nevada’s Walker Lane Mineral Belt in the United States.

MAG Silver Corp Company Profile

MAG Silver Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company. The Company is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of projects located within the Mexican silver belt. The Company operates through the exploration of mineral properties in Mexico segment. The Company’s projects include Juanicipio Property, Cinco De Mayo Property and Guigui Property. Juanicipio Property is located in the Fresnillo District, Zacatecas State, Mexico. The Juanicipio Property includes silver-gold-lead-zinc epithermal vein deposit. The Company owns the mineral concessions comprising the Cinco de Mayo Property. The Cinco de Mayo Property is located approximately 190 kilometers northwest of the city of Chihuahua, in northern Chihuahua State, Mexico, and covers approximately 25,110 hectares. The Company owns the Guigui project located in the Santa Eulalia Mining District of Chihuahua, Mexico. Guigui project consists of approximately 8,300 hectares.

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