American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN) and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares American International Ventures and Newmont Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American International Ventures N/A N/A N/A
Newmont Mining -2.63% 6.19% 3.50%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American International Ventures and Newmont Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American International Ventures $40,000.00 174.91 -$580,000.00 N/A N/A
Newmont Mining $7.35 billion 2.42 -$98.00 million $1.46 22.87

American International Ventures has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Newmont Mining.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Newmont Mining shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Newmont Mining shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

American International Ventures has a beta of -1.06, indicating that its stock price is 206% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newmont Mining has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for American International Ventures and Newmont Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American International Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newmont Mining 1 6 8 0 2.47

Newmont Mining has a consensus target price of $41.29, suggesting a potential upside of 23.65%. Given Newmont Mining’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Newmont Mining is more favorable than American International Ventures.

Dividends

Newmont Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. American International Ventures does not pay a dividend. Newmont Mining pays out 38.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Newmont Mining has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Newmont Mining beats American International Ventures on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American International Ventures

American International Ventures, Inc., through its subsidiary, AIVN de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., engages in the exploration and extraction of gold and silver properties located in the Baja California, Mexico. Its flagship mining property is the Mother Lode property located in Baja California, Mexico. The company was formerly known as American Global Enterprises, Inc. and it changed its name to American International Ventures, Inc. in December 2000. American International Ventures, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Lithia, Florida.

About Newmont Mining

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver. Its operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Ghana, and Suriname. As of February 22, 2018, the company had proven and probable gold reserves of 68.5 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 23,000 square miles. Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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