Comparing Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY) & American International Ventures (NYSE:AIVN)

Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY) and American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Harmony Gold Mining and American International Ventures’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Harmony Gold Mining $1.59 billion 0.55 -$321.00 million $0.13 15.08
American International Ventures $40,000.00 103.50 -$580,000.00 N/A N/A

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Harmony Gold Mining and American International Ventures, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harmony Gold Mining 1 0 1 0 2.00
American International Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A

Harmony Gold Mining presently has a consensus target price of $2.11, suggesting a potential upside of 7.65%. Given Harmony Gold Mining’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Harmony Gold Mining is more favorable than American International Ventures.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harmony Gold Mining N/A N/A N/A
American International Ventures N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.9% of Harmony Gold Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Harmony Gold Mining shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Harmony Gold Mining has a beta of -1.58, meaning that its stock price is 258% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American International Ventures has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Harmony Gold Mining beats American International Ventures on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Harmony Gold Mining Company Profile

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited engages in the exploration, extraction, and processing of gold in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. The company also explores for copper and silver deposits. It has nine underground operations; an open-pit mine; and various surface treatment operations in South Africa. The company owns interests in the Hidden Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine; the Wafi-Golpu, a gold-copper project in Morobe province; and the Kili Teke, a gold-copper project in Papua New Guinea. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited was incorporated in 1950 and is based in Randfontein, South Africa.

American International Ventures Company Profile

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.

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