Comparing SSR Mining (SSRM) and Its Peers

SSR Mining (NASDAQ: SSRM) is one of 138 publicly-traded companies in the “METALS-NON FERR” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SSR Mining to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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SSR Mining has a beta of -0.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SSR Mining’s rivals have a beta of 2.90, suggesting that their average share price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SSR Mining and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SSR Mining $448.77 million $69.31 million 16.37
SSR Mining Competitors $5.78 billion $452.37 million -8.28

SSR Mining’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SSR Mining. SSR Mining is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.2% of SSR Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of shares of all “METALS-NON FERR” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “METALS-NON FERR” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for SSR Mining and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SSR Mining 0 1 3 0 2.75
SSR Mining Competitors 1024 3506 3707 164 2.36

SSR Mining currently has a consensus price target of $12.83, suggesting a potential upside of 32.85%. As a group, “METALS-NON FERR” companies have a potential upside of 17.18%. Given SSR Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe SSR Mining is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares SSR Mining and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SSR Mining 15.76% 4.04% 2.65%
SSR Mining Competitors -161.65% -9.25% 1.96%

Summary

SSR Mining beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About SSR Mining

SSR Mining Inc, formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc, is a Canada-based resource company. The Company is engaged in the operation, acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal resource properties located in the Americas. The Company’s segments include Pirquitas mine, Marigold mine, Seabee Gold Operation, and Exploration and evaluation properties. The Company has three producing mines and a portfolio of silver resource dominant projects located throughout the Americas. The Company is focused on silver production from the Pirquitas mine in Argentina and gold production from the Marigold mine in Nevada, the United States. The Company’s other projects include Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and Pirquitas mine in Jujuy, Argentina. The Marigold mine produced approximately 205,116 ounces of gold. The Seabee Gold Operation produced approximately 77,640 ounces of gold. The Pirquitas mine produced approximately 10.4 million ounces of silver.

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