Head to Head Contrast: Sibanye Gold (SBGL) versus Its Rivals

Sibanye Gold (NYSE: SBGL) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Sibanye Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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48.2% of Sibanye Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sibanye Gold and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sibanye Gold $3.45 billion -$334.13 million N/A
Sibanye Gold Competitors $1.40 billion $84.66 million 44.51

Sibanye Gold has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Sibanye Gold has a beta of -0.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sibanye Gold’s rivals have a beta of 0.34, indicating that their average stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sibanye Gold and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sibanye Gold 0 1 3 0 2.75
Sibanye Gold Competitors 418 1728 1619 67 2.35

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 24.61%. Given Sibanye Gold’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sibanye Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Sibanye Gold and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sibanye Gold N/A N/A N/A
Sibanye Gold Competitors -8.65% 3.68% 2.67%

Summary

Sibanye Gold rivals beat Sibanye Gold on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Sibanye Gold

Sibanye Gold Limited is an independent, global precious metal mining company. The Company is engaged in producing a mix of metals that includes gold and the platinum group metals (PGMs). Its projects are grouped by two regions: the Southern Africa region and the Americas region. Its products include gold, platinum group metals and by-products. The Company’s gold project in the Southern Africa region includes Beatrix, Cooke, Driefontein, and Kloof. Its PGM projects include Kroondal, Rustenburg operations, Mimosa, and Platinum Mile. Its other projects in the Southern Africa region include Burnstone, Kloof Decline, Driefontein decline, The West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) and The Southern Free State (SOFS) project. The Company’s PGM project in the Americas region includes East Boulder, Stillwater, and Columbus Metallurgical Complex. Its other projects in the Americas region include Blitz, Altar and Marathon.

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