Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Wheaton Precious Metals to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Wheaton Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Wheaton Precious Metals pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 49.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Wheaton Precious Metals and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||$843.22 million||$57.70 million||32.68|
|Wheaton Precious Metals Competitors||$1.40 billion||$84.21 million||39.58|
Wheaton Precious Metals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Wheaton Precious Metals. Wheaton Precious Metals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Wheaton Precious Metals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||0||1||7||0||2.88|
|Wheaton Precious Metals Competitors||418||1727||1618||67||2.35|
Wheaton Precious Metals currently has a consensus target price of $26.29, suggesting a potential upside of 27.66%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 23.72%. Given Wheaton Precious Metals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Wheaton Precious Metals is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.3% of Wheaton Precious Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Wheaton Precious Metals has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wheaton Precious Metals’ rivals have a beta of 0.34, meaning that their average share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Wheaton Precious Metals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||6.84%||5.56%||4.69%|
|Wheaton Precious Metals Competitors||-8.65%||3.68%||2.67%|
Wheaton Precious Metals beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Wheaton Precious Metals
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. operates as a silver and gold streaming company worldwide. It has streaming agreements for 21 operating mines and 8 development stage projects. The company was formerly known as Silver Wheaton Corp. and changed its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. in May 2017. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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