Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Barrick Gold to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Barrick Gold and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Barrick Gold||$7.24 billion||-$1.55 billion||40.77|
|Barrick Gold Competitors||$1.49 billion||-$201.35 million||1.97|
This table compares Barrick Gold and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Barrick Gold Competitors||-13.27%||2.73%||1.99%|
Risk & Volatility
Barrick Gold has a beta of -0.53, indicating that its share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barrick Gold’s peers have a beta of 0.25, indicating that their average share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
62.6% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned 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.
Barrick Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Barrick Gold pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Barrick Gold has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Barrick Gold and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Barrick Gold Competitors||569||2093||1912||73||2.32|
Barrick Gold presently has a consensus target price of $14.82, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 18.76%. Given Barrick Gold’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Barrick Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Barrick Gold peers beat Barrick Gold on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Barrick Gold Company Profile
Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold and copper deposits. The company holds a 50% interest in the Veladero mine located in the San Juan Province of Argentina; 50% interest in the KCGM, a gold mine located in Australia; 95% interest in Porgera, a gold mine located in Papua New Guinea; 50% interest in the ZaldÃvar, a copper mine located in Chile; and 50% interest in the Jabal Sayid, a copper mine located in Saudi Arabia. It also owns gold mines and exploration properties in Africa; and gold projects located in South America and North America. Barrick Gold Corporation has strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co. Ltd. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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