Reviewing American International Ventures (OTCMKTS:AIVN) and Osisko gold royalties (OTCMKTS:OR)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for American International Ventures and Osisko gold royalties, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American International Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A
Osisko gold royalties 0 3 4 0 2.57

Osisko gold royalties has a consensus price target of $17.67, suggesting a potential upside of 45.17%. Given Osisko gold royalties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Osisko gold royalties is more favorable than American International Ventures.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.0% of Osisko gold royalties shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American International Ventures and Osisko gold royalties’ top-line 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 26.91 -$580,000.00 N/A N/A
Osisko gold royalties $378.44 million 4.60 -$81.46 million $0.15 81.13

American International Ventures has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Osisko gold royalties.


This table compares American International Ventures and Osisko gold royalties’ 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
Osisko gold royalties -30.81% 1.89% 1.47%


Osisko gold royalties pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. American International Ventures does not pay a dividend. Osisko gold royalties pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Osisko gold royalties has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

American International Ventures has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Osisko gold royalties has a beta of -0.03, meaning that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Osisko gold royalties beats American International Ventures on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Osisko gold royalties Company Profile

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd acquires and manages precious metal and other royalties, streams, and similar interests in Canada and internationally. Its assets include the 5% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Canadian Malartic mine; the 2.0% to 3.5% NSR royalty on the Eleonore mine; a 9.6% diamond stream on the Renard diamond mine; a 4% gold and silver stream on the Brucejack gold; a 3% NSR royalty on the Seabee gold operations located in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the 1.38% to 2.55% NSR royalty on the Island Gold mine. The company also has a 100% silver stream on the Mantos Blancos copper mine in Chile. It holds a portfolio of approximately 136 royalties, streams, and precious metal offtakes in North America; and owns rights to participate in future royalty/stream financings on various projects primarily in Canada. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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