Analyzing Beadell Resources (BDREF) and Yamana Gold (AUY)

Beadell Resources (OTCMKTS: BDREF) and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Beadell Resources and Yamana Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A
Yamana Gold -10.44% 1.87% 0.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Beadell Resources and Yamana Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beadell Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yamana Gold 0 5 4 0 2.44

Yamana Gold has a consensus price target of $3.67, suggesting a potential upside of 34.80%. Given Yamana Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yamana Gold is more favorable than Beadell Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.5% of Yamana Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Yamana Gold shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Beadell Resources and Yamana Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yamana Gold $1.80 billion 1.43 -$194.40 million $0.08 34.00

Beadell Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Yamana Gold.

Dividends

Yamana Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Beadell Resources does not pay a dividend. Yamana Gold pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Beadell Resources has a beta of 3.39, indicating that its share price is 239% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yamana Gold has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Yamana Gold beats Beadell Resources on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Beadell Resources Company Profile

Beadell Resources Limited operates as a gold producer in Brazil. Its principal property is the Tucano gold mine covering an area of approximately 2,500 km² of gold exploration tenements located in the Amapá state, northern Brazil. The company is based in West Perth, Australia.

Yamana Gold Company Profile

Yamana Gold Inc. operates as a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. It primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. The company was formerly known as Yamana Resources Inc. and changed its name to Yamana Gold Inc. in July 2003. Yamana Gold Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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