Financial Review: McEwen Mining (MUX) and Its Peers
McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare McEwen Mining to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
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 2.9% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares McEwen Mining and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||-42,356.82%||-3.99%||-3.37%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares McEwen Mining and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|McEwen Mining||$54.53 million||-$11.30 million||-100.50|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||$6.77 billion||$2.77 billion||-16.66|
McEwen Mining’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than McEwen Mining. McEwen Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for McEwen Mining and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|McEwen Mining Competitors||921||2975||3048||84||2.33|
McEwen Mining presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 148.76%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 2.87%. Given McEwen Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe McEwen Mining is more favorable than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
McEwen Mining has a beta of -1.41, meaning that its stock price is 241% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McEwen Mining’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
27.4% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.0% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.6% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
McEwen Mining beats its peers 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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