Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) and Minco Gold (OTCMKTS:MGHCF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Centamin and Minco Gold’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centamin $675.51 million 2.19 $222.03 million N/A N/A
Minco Gold N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A

Centamin has higher revenue and earnings than Minco Gold.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Centamin and Minco Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centamin 0 0 0 0 N/A
Minco Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Centamin has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minco Gold has a beta of -1.31, meaning that its stock price is 231% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Centamin shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Centamin and Minco Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centamin 23.81% 10.36% 9.91%
Minco Gold N/A -11.48% -11.38%


Centamin pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Minco Gold does not pay a dividend.


Centamin beats Minco Gold on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centamin

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

About Minco Gold

Minco Gold Corporation operates as an investment issuer. It invests in privately and publicly traded companies. The company was formerly known as Minco Mining & Metals Corporation and changed its name to Minco Gold Corporation in January 2007. Minco Gold Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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