Critical Contrast: U.S. Gold (NASDAQ:USAU) vs. Sigma Lithium (NASDAQ:SGML)

U.S. Gold (NASDAQ:USAUGet Free Report) and Sigma Lithium (NASDAQ:SGMLGet Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares U.S. Gold and Sigma Lithium’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Gold N/A N/A -$7.61 million ($0.78) -4.60
Sigma Lithium N/A N/A -$97.85 million ($0.73) -21.36

Sigma Lithium is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.1% of U.S. Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.3% of Sigma Lithium shares are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of U.S. Gold shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 48.6% of Sigma Lithium shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

U.S. Gold has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sigma Lithium has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for U.S. Gold and Sigma Lithium, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Gold 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sigma Lithium 0 0 3 0 3.00

U.S. Gold currently has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 303.90%. Sigma Lithium has a consensus price target of $37.50, indicating a potential upside of 140.54%. Given U.S. Gold’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe U.S. Gold is more favorable than Sigma Lithium.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Gold and Sigma Lithium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
U.S. Gold N/A -41.53% -33.12%
Sigma Lithium N/A -51.57% -25.78%

About U.S. Gold

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U.S. Gold Corp. engages in the exploration and development of gold and precious metals in the United States. It also explores for copper and silver deposits. The company holds 100% interests in the CK Gold project, which consists of various mining leases and other mineral rights covering approximately 1,120 acres in Laramie County, Wyoming; the Keystone project that consists of 601 unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 20 square miles in Eureka County, Nevada; and the Challis Gold project, which consists of 77 unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 1,710 acres in Lemhi County, Idaho. It also has earn-in agreement to acquire a 50% ownership interest in the Maggie Creek project located in Eureka County, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Dataram Corporation and changed its name to U.S. Gold Corp. in June 2017. U.S. Gold Corp. is based in Elko, Nevada.

About Sigma Lithium

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Sigma Lithium Corporation engages in the exploration and development of lithium deposits in Brazil. It holds a 100% interest in the Grota do Cirilo, Genipapo, Santa Clara, and São José properties comprising 29 mineral rights covering an area of approximately 185 square kilometers located in the Araçuaí and Itinga regions of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It serves electric vehicle industries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation and changed its name to Sigma Lithium Corporation in July 2021. The company is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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