Critical Survey: Seabridge Gold (SA) versus its Peers
Seabridge Gold (NYSE: SA) is one of 103 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Seabridge Gold to related businesses based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.
Volatility and Risk
Seabridge Gold has a beta of -0.2, indicating that its share price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seabridge Gold’s peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Seabridge Gold and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Seabridge Gold Competitors||-15,080.23%||-3.16%||-2.52%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Seabridge Gold and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seabridge Gold||N/A||-$9.15 million||-146.88|
|Seabridge Gold Competitors||$6.80 billion||$2.78 billion||-17.58|
Seabridge Gold’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Seabridge Gold. Seabridge Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.9% of Seabridge Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of Seabridge Gold shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Seabridge Gold and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Seabridge Gold Competitors||915||2945||3018||82||2.33|
All “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential downside of 0.29%. Given Seabridge Gold’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Seabridge Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Seabridge Gold peers beat Seabridge Gold on 5 of the 9 factors compared.
Seabridge Gold Company Profile
Seabridge Gold Inc. (Seabridge) is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of gold properties located in North America. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned six properties with gold resources. Its material properties are its Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) Project and its Courageous Lake Project. Its KSM Project is located within the Iskut-Stikine region of British Columbia, approximately 21 kilometers south-southeast of the former Eskay Creek Mine and approximately 65 kilometers north-northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. As of December 31, 2016, the KSM property consisted of three discontinuous claim blocks. These claim blocks are referred to as the KSM claim group; the Seabee/Tina claims, and the KSM placer claim block. As of December 31, 2016, the two claim blocks (KSM and Seabee/Tina) contained two mineral leases and 73 mineral claims, consisting of both cell and legacy claims.
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