Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAU) vs. Idaho Strategic Resources (OTCMKTS:NJMC) Head to Head Comparison

Centerra Gold (NYSE:CGAUGet Rating) and Idaho Strategic Resources (OTCMKTS:NJMCGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Centerra Gold and Idaho Strategic Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centerra Gold $900.14 million 1.51 -$381.77 million $1.31 3.50
Idaho Strategic Resources $5.68 million 9.22 -$640,000.00 N/A N/A

Idaho Strategic Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Centerra Gold.


This table compares Centerra Gold and Idaho Strategic Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centerra Gold 41.65% 4.52% 3.52%
Idaho Strategic Resources -31.71% -21.53% -14.93%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.8% of Centerra Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.1% of Idaho Strategic Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 13.5% of Idaho Strategic Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Centerra Gold has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Idaho Strategic Resources has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Centerra Gold and Idaho Strategic Resources, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centerra Gold 0 3 3 0 2.50
Idaho Strategic Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Centerra Gold currently has a consensus price target of $9.39, indicating a potential upside of 105.08%. Given Centerra Gold’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Centerra Gold is more favorable than Idaho Strategic Resources.


Centerra Gold beats Idaho Strategic Resources on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centerra Gold

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Centerra Gold Inc., a gold mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold and copper properties in North America, Turkey, and internationally. The company explores for gold, copper, and molybdenum deposits. Its flagship projects include the 100% owned Mount Milligan gold-copper mine located in British Columbia, Canada; and the Öksüt Gold Mine located in Turkey. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Idaho Strategic Resources

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Idaho Strategic Resources, Inc. engages in the exploring, developing, and extracting gold, silver, and base metal mineral resources in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Mining District of North Idaho and Western Montana. It owns 100% interest in the Golden Chest Mine that consists of 25 patented mining claims covering an area of 280 acres and 90 unpatented claims mine covering an area of 1,390 acres located in Murray, Idaho. The company was formerly known as New Jersey Mining Company. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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