Reviewing McEwen Mining (MUX) and The Competition
McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare McEwen Mining to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
This table compares McEwen Mining and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||-15,079.56%||-2.83%||-2.33%|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for McEwen Mining and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||917||2959||3032||82||2.33|
McEwen Mining currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 134.74%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 5.97%. Given McEwen Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe McEwen Mining is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares McEwen Mining and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|McEwen Mining||$54.53 million||-$11.30 million||-106.50|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||$6.81 billion||$2.78 billion||-15.82|
McEwen Mining’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than McEwen Mining. McEwen Mining 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.
Risk and Volatility
McEwen Mining has a beta of -1.32, indicating that its stock price is 232% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McEwen Mining’s rivals have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
McEwen Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. McEwen Mining pays out -50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
29.3% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.6% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
McEwen Mining beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
About McEwen Mining
McEwen Mining Inc. is a mining and minerals production and exploration company. The Company is focused on precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The Company’s segments include Mexico, Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (MSC), Nevada and Los Azules. The Mexico Operations segment includes properties, such as El Gallo 1 mine and the El Gallo 2 project. The MSC segment includes properties, such as the San Jose mine and other concessions located around the mine. The Company’s properties in Nevada segment include Gold Bar project and exploration properties. The Gold Bar project is a proposed mine project. The Los Azules segment includes various properties, such as Los Azules project, Chonchones project, Laganoso project, La Cerrada project and Other Argentina properties. The Los Azules copper project is an advanced-stage porphyry copper exploration project located in the cordilleran region of San Juan Province, Argentina near the border with Chile.
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