Head to Head Contrast: Athena Gold (OTCMKTS:AHNR) & Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SAND)

Athena Gold (OTCMKTS:AHNRGet Free Report) and Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SANDGet Free Report) 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 earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Athena Gold and Sandstorm Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athena Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sandstorm Gold 0 1 2 0 2.67

Sandstorm Gold has a consensus price target of $11.05, indicating a potential upside of 88.73%. Given Sandstorm Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sandstorm Gold is more favorable than Athena Gold.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Athena Gold and Sandstorm Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Athena Gold N/A N/A $610,000.00 N/A N/A
Sandstorm Gold $106.58 million 16.36 $41.72 million $0.08 73.20

Sandstorm Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Athena Gold.


This table compares Athena Gold and Sandstorm Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athena Gold N/A 4.31% 3.80%
Sandstorm Gold 12.24% 1.52% 1.14%

Risk and Volatility

Athena Gold has a beta of -0.09, meaning that its stock price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sandstorm Gold has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.9% of Athena Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of Sandstorm Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.5% of Athena Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Sandstorm Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Sandstorm Gold beats Athena Gold on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Athena Gold

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Athena Gold Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources in the United States. It explores for gold, molybdenum, and copper deposits. The company's flagship property is the Excelsior Springs project comprising 191 unpatented claims and 2 patented mining claims located in Walker Lane, Nevada. It also owns 100% interest in the Crow Springs project, which consists of eleven unpatented mining claims located in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Athena Gold Corporation was formerly known as Athena Silver Corporation and changed its name to Athena Gold Corporation in January 2021. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Vacaville, California.

About Sandstorm Gold

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Sandstorm Gold Ltd. operates as a gold royalty company. The company focuses on acquiring royalties and gold and other metals purchase agreements from companies that have advanced stage operating mines. It offers upfront payments for companies to acquire a stream and receives the right to purchase a percentage of a mine's production for the life of the mine. The company has a portfolio of 243 streams and royalties. It primarily has operations in Canada, Mexico, the United States, Mongolia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Cote D'Ivoire, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guyana, Paraguay, French Guiana, Turkey, Sweden, Fiji, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Sandstorm Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in February 2011. Sandstorm Gold Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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