Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE: TRQ) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Turquoise Hill Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.9% of Turquoise Hill Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turquoise Hill Resources 14.20% 1.60% 1.01%
Turquoise Hill Resources Competitors -42,400.23% -3.48% -2.95%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Turquoise Hill Resources $892.02 million $159.41 million 51.51
Turquoise Hill Resources Competitors $6.77 billion $2.76 billion -16.70

Turquoise Hill Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Turquoise Hill Resources. Turquoise Hill Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Turquoise Hill Resources has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Turquoise Hill Resources’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Turquoise Hill Resources and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turquoise Hill Resources 0 3 3 0 2.50
Turquoise Hill Resources Competitors 918 2969 3044 82 2.33

Turquoise Hill Resources presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.81%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 6.81%. Given Turquoise Hill Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Turquoise Hill Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Turquoise Hill Resources beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Turquoise Hill Resources

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. is an international mining company. The Company focuses on the operation and further development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Southern Mongolia, which is the Company’s principal material mineral resource property. The Company’s Oyu Tolgoi mine is held through approximately 65% interest in Oyu Tolgoi LLC (Oyu Tolgoi) and the remaining approximately 35% interest is held by Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC (Erdenes). The Company’s Oyu Tolgoi mine is located approximately 550 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and 80 kilometers north of the Mongolia-China border. The Company’s Mineralization on the property consists of porphyry-style copper, gold, silver and molybdenum contained in a linear structural trend (the Oyu Tolgoi Trend) of deposits throughout this trend. They include, from south to north, the Heruga Deposit, the Oyut deposit and the Hugo Dummett deposits (Hugo South, Hugo North and Hugo North Extension).

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