Reviewing Osisko Development (NYSE:ODV) & Golden Minerals (NYSE:AUMN)

Osisko Development (NYSE:ODVGet Free Report) and Golden Minerals (NYSE:AUMNGet Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Osisko Development and Golden Minerals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Osisko Development 0 1 0 0 2.00
Golden Minerals 0 0 2 0 3.00

Golden Minerals has a consensus price target of $7.23, indicating a potential upside of 1,375.51%. Given Golden Minerals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Golden Minerals is more favorable than Osisko Development.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Osisko Development and Golden Minerals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Osisko Development $23.43 million 7.29 -$134.73 million ($1.45) -1.40
Golden Minerals $12.00 million 0.60 -$9.23 million ($0.93) -0.53

Golden Minerals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Osisko Development. Osisko Development is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Golden Minerals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.2% of Osisko Development shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.4% of Golden Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Osisko Development shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Golden Minerals shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Osisko Development and Golden Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Osisko Development -551.51% -3.49% -2.63%
Golden Minerals -77.16% -223.07% -57.53%

Volatility & Risk

Osisko Development has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Minerals has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Golden Minerals beats Osisko Development on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Osisko Development

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Osisko Development Corp. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It explores for gold; and precious and base metals. The company's flagship asset is the Cariboo Gold Project covering an area of approximately 155,000 hectares consisting of 415 mineral titles located in British Columbia, Canada. It also holds a portfolio of marketable securities. Osisko Development Corp. is based in Montréal, Canada.

About Golden Minerals

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Golden Minerals Company, a precious metals exploration company explores for mineral properties in Argentina, Nevada, and Mexico. It explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, and other minerals. The company was formerly known as Apex Silver Mines Limited and changed its name to Golden Minerals Company in March 2009. Golden Minerals Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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