Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Yamana Gold to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Yamana Gold has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yamana Gold’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Yamana Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Yamana Gold pays out -4.4% 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 41.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yamana Gold and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Yamana Gold $1.78 billion $541.80 million -5.87
Yamana Gold Competitors $6.77 billion $2.77 billion -17.22

Yamana Gold’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Yamana Gold. Yamana Gold is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Yamana Gold and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yamana Gold -23.63% 0.42% 0.22%
Yamana Gold Competitors -42,378.23% -5.74% -4.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yamana Gold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yamana Gold 1 6 2 0 2.11
Yamana Gold Competitors 871 2851 3008 77 2.34

Yamana Gold currently has a consensus target price of $3.73, indicating a potential upside of 41.10%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 1.69%. Given Yamana Gold’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yamana Gold is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.4% of Yamana Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Yamana Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” 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.

Summary

Yamana Gold competitors beat Yamana Gold on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil; El Penon mine in Chile; Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; Gualcamayo mine in Argentina; Minera Florida mine in Chile; Jacobina mine in Brazil; Brio Gold Inc. (Brio Gold), and Corporate and other. The Company’s development projects include Cerro Moro, Argentina; Agua Rica, Argentina, and Gualcamayo, Argentina. Its exploration projects include Chapada, Brazil; El Penon, Chile; Gualcamayo, Argentina; Minera Florida, Chile; Jacobina, Brazil; Cerro Moro, Argentina; Canadian Malartic Corporation, Canada; Monument Bay, Canada; Brio Gold Exploration; Pilar, Brazil; Fazenda Brasileiro, Brazil; RDM, Brazil, and C1 Santa Luz, Brazil.

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