Gold Standard Ventures (NYSE: GSV) is one of 31 public companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Gold Standard Ventures to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
This table compares Gold Standard Ventures and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gold Standard Ventures||N/A||-1.67%||-1.64%|
|Gold Standard Ventures Competitors||-16.82%||-5.21%||0.63%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Gold Standard Ventures and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gold Standard Ventures||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Gold Standard Ventures Competitors||406||1155||1266||41||2.33|
Gold Standard Ventures currently has a consensus price target of $1.10, indicating a potential upside of 53.85%. As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 9.33%. Given Gold Standard Ventures’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gold Standard Ventures is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
17.6% of Gold Standard Ventures shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Gold Standard Ventures has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gold Standard Ventures’ rivals have a beta of 2.46, indicating that their average stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Gold Standard Ventures and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gold Standard Ventures||N/A||-$7.32 million||-23.83|
|Gold Standard Ventures Competitors||$1.62 billion||-$27.86 million||10.55|
Gold Standard Ventures’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Gold Standard Ventures. Gold Standard Ventures 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.
Gold Standard Ventures rivals beat Gold Standard Ventures on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
About Gold Standard Ventures
Gold Standard Ventures Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of gold-bearing mineral resource properties in Nevada. Its flagship property is the Railroad-Pinion project covering approximately 53,569 gross acres of land in Elko County, Nevada. The company also holds a 100% right, title, and interest in mining claims with gold and silver deposit in Lewis Gold project that is located in the Battle Mountain Mining District in Lander County, Nevada. It owns or has an option on the ownership of approximately 29,941 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights in the form of patented or unpatented mineral lode; and approximately 23,628 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights varies from 49.2% to 100%. Gold Standard Ventures Corp. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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