Timberline Resources (OTCMKTS:TLRS) versus Kirkland Lake Gold (OTCMKTS:KL) Financial Contrast

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Timberline Resources (OTCMKTS:TLRS) and Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Timberline Resources and Kirkland Lake Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Timberline Resources N/A N/A -$5.05 million N/A N/A
Kirkland Lake Gold $915.91 million 9.45 $273.94 million $1.36 30.26

Kirkland Lake Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Timberline Resources.

Risk & Volatility

Timberline Resources has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirkland Lake Gold has a beta of -0.23, suggesting that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.2% of Kirkland Lake Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Timberline Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Timberline Resources and Kirkland Lake Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timberline Resources N/A -13.55% -12.81%
Kirkland Lake Gold 39.86% 35.18% 25.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Timberline Resources and Kirkland Lake Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Timberline Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kirkland Lake Gold 1 11 0 0 1.92

Kirkland Lake Gold has a consensus price target of $54.81, indicating a potential upside of 33.17%. Given Kirkland Lake Gold’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kirkland Lake Gold is more favorable than Timberline Resources.

Summary

Kirkland Lake Gold beats Timberline Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Timberline Resources Company Profile

Timberline Resources Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. It holds interests in the Eureka property covering an area of approximately 16,000 acres located in the southern part of the Eureka mining district of Eureka county, Nevada; the Elder Creek property covering approximately 9,600 acres located in northern Nevada; and the ICBM (Paiute) Project consisting of approximately 1,346 acres located in the Battle Mountain Mining District, Lander and Humboldt Counties, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Silver Crystal Mines, Inc. and changed its name to Timberline Resources Corporation in February 2004. Timberline Resources Corporation was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Kirkland Lake Gold Company Profile

Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties. It owns and operates four underground gold mines, including the Macassa, Holt, and Taylor mines located in northeastern Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine located in Victoria, Australia, as well as three milling facilities in Canada and Australia. The company was formerly known as Newmarket Gold Inc. and changed its name to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. in December 2016. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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