Tahoe Resources (NYSE: TAHO) and Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.
Barrick Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Tahoe Resources does not pay a dividend. Barrick Gold pays out 9.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Tahoe Resources has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barrick Gold has a beta of -0.13, indicating that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Tahoe Resources and Barrick Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tahoe Resources and Barrick Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Barrick Gold has a consensus target price of $16.49, suggesting a potential upside of 31.94%. Given Barrick Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Barrick Gold is more favorable than Tahoe Resources.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Tahoe Resources and Barrick Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tahoe Resources||$733.60 million||2.08||$81.79 million||$0.26||18.81|
|Barrick Gold||$8.37 billion||1.74||$1.44 billion||$1.23||10.16|
Barrick Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Tahoe Resources. Barrick Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tahoe Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.9% of Tahoe Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Barrick Gold beats Tahoe Resources on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tahoe Resources Company Profile
Tahoe Resources Inc. is a mine operations, and mineral exploration and development company. The Company’s principal business activities are the exploration, development, operation and acquisition of mineral properties for the mining of precious metals in the Americas. Its business involves operating the Escobal mine, a silver mining operation located in southeastern Guatemala, the La Arena and Shahuindo mines, gold mining operations located in northwestern Peru, and the Bell Creek mine and mill and the Timmins West mine, gold mining operations located in northeastern Ontario, Canada. Its additional business objectives include the expansion of gold production at the Shahuindo and Bell Creek mines, the development of the Whitney Project and the ongoing exploration programs in Peru and Canada. It focuses on the initial evaluation of exploration/development projects with the main projects being the La Arena copper-gold sulfide project in Peru and the Fenn-Gib gold project in Canada.
Barrick Gold Company Profile
Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) is a gold mining company. The Company is principally engaged in the production and sale of gold and copper, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. The Company’s segments include Goldstrike, Cortez, Pueblo Viejo, Lagunas Norte, Veladero, Turquoise Ridge, Acacia Mining plc (Acacia), Pascua-Lama and Other Mines. Goldstrike, Cortez, Pueblo Viejo, Lagunas Norte, Veladero and Turquoise Ridge are its individual gold mines. The Company, through its subsidiary, Acacia, owns gold mines and exploration properties in Africa. It also holds interest in gold mines, including Porgera and Kalgoorlie, and copper mines, such as Zaldivar and Lumwana. The Pascua-Lama project is located on the border between Chile and Argentina. The Company has nine producing gold mines, which are located in Canada, the United States, Peru, Argentina, Australia and the Dominican Republic.
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