Golden Minerals (AUMN) and Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Golden Minerals (NYSE: AUMN) is one of 62 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Golden Minerals to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Golden Minerals and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Minerals $7.73 million -$5.39 million -7.95
Golden Minerals Competitors $1.44 billion $124.78 million 16.83

Golden Minerals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Golden Minerals. Golden Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Golden Minerals and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Golden Minerals Competitors 726 2785 2571 92 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 23.11%. Given Golden Minerals’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Golden Minerals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.3% of Golden Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Golden Minerals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Minerals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Minerals -99.95% -143.29% -53.97%
Golden Minerals Competitors -12.26% -8.51% -0.13%

Risk and Volatility

Golden Minerals has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Minerals’ competitors have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Golden Minerals competitors beat Golden Minerals on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Golden Minerals Company Profile

Golden Minerals Company, a precious metals exploration and development company, mines, constructs, and explores for mineral properties containing precious metals. It explores for gold, silver, zinc, lead, and other minerals. The company holds a 100% interest in the El Quevar advanced exploration silver property in the province of Salta, Argentina; a 100% interest in the Velardeña and Chicago precious metals mining properties and associated oxide and sulfide processing plants in the State of Durango, Mexico; and a diversified portfolio of precious metals and other mineral exploration properties located primarily in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Apex Silver Mines Limited and changed its name to Golden Minerals Company in March 2009 as a result of reorganization. Golden Minerals Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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